New Report Provides a Thorough Review of New Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Act Legislation

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How to Comply With New HIPAA/HITECH Rules, the latest title in Atlantic Information Services’s Management Insight Series, provides privacy, compliance and data security managers in health care with valuable intelligence on these enormous, multi-faceted final rules issued earlier this year by HHS’s Office for Civil Rights, and the ways in which the risks and relationships among HIPAA covered entities, business associates and subcontractors have changed.

Industry-leading health business information publisher Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce the release of How to Comply With New HIPAA/HITECH Rules. This comprehensive new report in AIS’s Management Insight Series provides privacy, compliance and data security managers in health care with valuable intelligence on these enormous, multi-faceted final rules issued earlier this year by HHS’s Office for Civil Rights, and the ways in which the risks and relationships among HIPAA covered entities, business associates and subcontractors have changed.

As of last week, all HIPAA covered entities and business associates must be in compliance with a multitude of new rules and the risks faced by covered entities and business associates/subcontractors (which are directly regulated by HIPAA/OCR for the first time) have increased. In addition to these complex changes in scores of provisions, mobile devices and other workplace risks are making expensive breaches far more commonplace in health care, and OCR has a wide range of new weapons in its enforcement arsenal, including fines and penalties for noncompliance that just increased exponentially, new staff funding for the agency, and the inclusion of state attorneys general as OCR’s new enforcement partners.

How to Comply With New HIPAA/HITECH Rules includes material from two HIPAA/HITECH compliance webinars recently sponsored by AIS that were presented by Reece Hirsch, a partner in the San Francisco office of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and one of the nation’s leading health care privacy and security attorneys. Along with a thorough explanation of the new requirements and what they mean for organizations, the report also includes a sample Business Associate Agreement and Notice of Privacy Practices that can be adapted for use by the reader’s own organization.

For more information on How to Comply With New HIPAA/HITECH Rules, including a full table of contents, visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/how-comply-new-hipaa-hitech-rules.

AIS’s Management Insight Series is designed to provide practical solutions to complex business challenges with the help of the industry’s most insightful advisors and managers. See a full list of titles in this series at http://aishealth.com/marketplace/insight-series.

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Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://AISHealth.com.

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