What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

Most health care providers know they must abide by the HIPAA Privacy Rule. However, understanding the law and navigating its components still poses a challenge in this industry...

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What kinds of ePHI are protected under the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

When it comes to HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance, covered entities want to ensure they put proper safeguards in place to protect patient rights. However, as with any business operation...

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When can ePHI be disclosed?

Covered entities must safeguard electronic protected health information. However, HIPAA was not created to place unnecessary barriers to delivering quality health care...

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What are the timelines and notice considerations for the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule works to protect patient's rights, which include those related to privacy and staying informed. As such, the law includes notices and other time-sensitive components...

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How do I know which HIPAA Privacy Rules apply to my organization?

If your organization handles sensitive information like medical records, it's important to comply with HIPAA to safeguard patient privacy and avoid penalties....

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How do I navigate and understand special patient considerations?

Patients cannot always act on their own behalf when it comes to making health care decisions. As a result, covered entities must know how to handle these situations and keep...

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How does the HIPAA Privacy Rule apply to minors?

Patient privacy is just as important for children under the age of 18 as it is for adults. However, health care providers must follow certain stipulations under the HIPAA Privacy...

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Who is covered by the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

HIPAA protects patient privacy, but doctors aren't the only covered entities who handle sensitive information like medical records. As such, you may be wondering whether your institution must abide by...

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