Representatives from HealthInfoNet and Systems Engineering recently spoke at the Maine Nurse Practitioners Association Spring Conference to discuss HIPAA and recent changes enacted in the Omnibus Rule. HealthInfoNet will also be holding an informational webinar on the topic May 9.
While the HIPAA Omnibus Rule took effect on March 26th, the date on every provider’s mind is September 23 when the enforcement mechanisms kick in. Changes to the rules include strengthening limitations of use, disclosure and sale of PHI, treating business associates (like HealthInfoNet) more like covered entities, expanding patient rights to access and manage their information, new breach notifications requirements, and increased penalties for rule violations. And that’s just a quick summary.
Click here to download the presentation from the meeting to learn more about what providers and business associates need to do to prepare.