View the following links for more information on HIPAA privacy and security compliance.
HIPAA Risk Management Tool
Now there's a tool that can help practices achieve HIPAA security compliance. The Online HIPAA Security Manager is available to TMA members at a discount, as a benefit of membership.
Find out about this HIPAA-compliant communication tool for your smartphone or tablet.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
View frequently-asked questions, rules, enforcement plans, etc.
HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations - OCR
HIPAA in Emergency Situations: Preparedness, Planning, and Response - OCR
Privacy and security update: risk analysis for health care professionals (TMLT article, Mar. 15, 2013)
HIPAA News Archive
The history, politics and changing concepts behind HIPAA are chronicled in the archived articles.
Complexity of HIPAA Enforcement – Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Omnibus Final Rule – Section by Section Comparative Summary (WEDI)
Business Associate Decision Tree (WEDI)
HIPAA Education Modules:
The federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released three modules for physicians on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, available at Medscape.org:
1. Patient Privacy: A Guide for Providers
2. HIPAA and You: Building a Culture of Compliance
3. Examining Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule
The Medscape modules offer free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians.
For more information, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy.