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Can you hear me now? Verizon reports that the healthcare industry had more breaches than any other industry in 2017. In the recently released 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) by Verizon, Personally Identifiable Information and Protected Health Information were shown to be the most common types of data compromised overall, even more than payment…

The proliferation of Electronic Health Records, patient health portals and the general increase in digital medical information has resulted in an increasing number of patients who bring their medical records to their providers of care, using some form of computer media like a USB drive.

Watch the included video from PrivaPlan President David Ginsberg who answers this very question.

HIPAA Omnibus Rule has been released and will be published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013

De-identification of PHI has become an increasingly complex issue and requirement with the increased use of electronic health records, health information exchanges and related. The Office of Civil Rights has been working on update guidance on methods of de-identification for some time. The final guidance is now available.

The proposed certification rule included particular technical requirements when dealing with patient requests to amend their electronic data. The final rule allows for more flexibility in this technical capability.