Increased Breach Reporting Under HIPAA Omnibus

Can You Claim an Affirmative Defense?

Educational document outlining the changes within the HIPAA HITECH Final Rule (HIPAA Omnibus) released in January 2013. FairWarning closely tracks the major changes as it relates to patient privacy monitoring. Fully utilizing patient privacy monitoring technology puts a care provider in position for HIPAA compliance, Meaningful Use compliance as it relates to audit logging and information systems activity review, and gives the provider the opportunity to establish an affirmative defense against civil monetary penalties by correcting breaches promptly. FairWarning wishes to see all our customers taking full advantage of any defenses available to them.

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