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https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/hipaa/Home:Tools You Can Use:Topics:HIPAA<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/StoreProductImages/13_HIPAA_Security-LG.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />The 563-page HIPAA mega-rule, released in 2013, left physicians and practice managers with more questions than answers. PAMED members have free access to a variety of legal briefs related to medical records and personal health information:</p><ul><li><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/Quick%20Consult/QCMedRecordsPatientRights.pdf"><strong>Patient rights</strong></a><strong> </strong></li><li><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/Quick%20Consult/QCMedRecordsConfidentiality.pdf"><strong>Confidentiality</strong></a><strong> </strong></li><li><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/Quick%20Consult/QCMedRecordsRetentionDisposal.pdf"><strong>Retention and disposal</strong></a><strong> </strong></li><li><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/Quick%20Consult/QCHIPAABreaches.pdf"><strong>Breaches of unsecured personal health information and notification requirements</strong></a><strong> </strong></li><li><strong><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/2017CopyingFees.pdf">Restrictions on copying charges for 2017</a></strong></li></ul><p>PAMED also offers other tools to help you with HIPAA compliance:<br></p><ul><li><strong></strong><a href="https://www.pamedsoc.org/Pages/Product-Details.aspx?ProductCode=1547-10"><strong>HIPAA Security Toolkit</strong></a> — This toolkit includes policy and procedure examples that you can customize for your use. </li><li><strong></strong><a href="/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/HIPAANoticePrivacyPractices.pdf"><strong>Notice of Privacy Practices example</strong></a> — Our NPP example will help you prepare one reflecting your privacy practices to help you fulfill your compliance requirements.</li></ul>

 

 

https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/hipaa/MobileSecurity5 Ways Health Care Organizations Can Manage Mobile Device Privacy and Security<p>​The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology outlines five steps organizations can take to manage mobile devices used by health care professionals.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/hipaa/SecureTextOrderingBan on Using Secure Text Messages to Order Patient Treatments Remains in Effect<p>​A ban on the use of secure text messaging for patient care orders will remain in effect, according to a December 2016 announcement from the Joint Commission.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/hipaa/HIPAADataBlockingCan a Business Associate Ever Block Access to PHI? HHS Offers Answers <p>​The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights recently published an FAQ on whether a business associate can ever block access to PHI?<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/hipaa/HIPAARansomwareGuidanceHHS Offers HIPAA Guidance on Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attacks<p>​The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has released HIPAA guidance on dealing with the threat of ransomware attacks. <br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/hipaa/PHIDataBreachReport90 Percent of Industries Have Patient Data Breaches, Health Care Has Highest Rate<p>​A Verizon 2015 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report released on Dec. 17 found that 90 percent of industries have patient data breaches.</p>Physicians;#Practice Administrators;#

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