Breach Notification Rule

OCR developed regulations under HITECH that require covered entities to notify individuals affected by a breach, the HHS Secretary, and the media when a breach occurs involving more than 500 individuals.  Breaches involving fewer than 500 individuals must be reported to the HHS Secretary annually.  Business associates must notify covered entities of breaches.  This is an interim final rule.  This is in the spirit of making CEs and BAs accountable to the HHS and individuals for properly safeguarding PHI (protected health information).

HITECH Breach Notification Interim Final Rule.

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About Julie

My credentials include a Master's Certificate in Health Informatics, a CHPSE certification (Certified HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert), and certification in HL7 (Health Level 7). The multidisciplinary approach to equipping myself to enter the healthcare IT sector is consistent with my professional background in sales, management, healthcare, and recruiting. I also have a BA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, which as been invaluable in my professional life for exceling in sales, change management, and laying down an excellent foundation from which I was able to build effective communication skills with professionals of all levels.

Posted on March 15, 2011, in Definitions and Concepts, HITECH and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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