HHS Office Civil Rights

By Jonah Comstock 08:29 am January 26, 2015
HHS' Office of Civil Rights, which oversees the administration of HIPAA, will begin working closely with mobile health companies to make sure HIPAA rules are clear and unambiguous, according to a letter HHS sent to Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Tom Marino (R-PA) in November. The letter, signed by HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, was sent in response to a request Marino and DeFazio sent in...
By Neil Versel 06:08 am July 9, 2012
In developing policies for managing data handled by and stored on mobile devices, healthcare organizations should look beyond privacy and security and consider the legal ramifications of mobile health information, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) says. "While much has been written stressing how extremely important security and privacy issues are in the use of mobile...