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When an adolescent patient requests confidential services, here’s what you need to know about their rights and your responsibilities.
Does your organization interpret HIPAA too strictly, too loosely, or just right? Find out with these FAQs.
Taking steps to protect your patient information and prepare for a possible breach can avoid costly audit violations.
Letting minors view their health records online means finding a compromise between patient privacy and parental rights.
New regulations will require practices to revisit and adapt their privacy policies.
The economic stimulus package offers $19 billion in health IT incentives, but it also creates new penalties. Here's what you need to know.
Every time you access the Internet, a world of criminals is trying to steal personal information – yours and your patients'. Here's how to stop them.
Its payment system undervalues primary care, and its regulations include jail time for physicians' mistakes. What's not to love?
Protecting your patients’ health information is more difficult and more important than ever. The author’s strategy will help you meet this month’s deadline.
This article is one physician's lighthearted view of regulations imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).