University of California, Riverside. HIPAA and the Hi-Tech regulations impose burdens on healthcare providers on how private health information can be utilized. Given the potential penalties for missteps, this is an important topic for the healthcare industry to grasp. Tickets are still available!
As a recent Office of Civl Rights Report recently pointed out, 2016 was a record year for enforcement: “OCR has been on a tear, settling 11 cases in 2016 with resolution agreements and corrective action plans. The agency also won a decision by an administrative law judge in an enforcement action contested by a home healthcare and medical equipment supplier (see OCR Slaps Home Health Provider with Penalty.”
Private Health Information must be maintained and utilized in ways that protect the information from exposure.
Matt Kinley is a health care attorney and founder of Kinley Law Practice in California. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.