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Winding Road to the Privacy Rule

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2001

We have a privacy rule. After years of effort from AHIMA members, the first national privacy standards were allowed to go into effect by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, with pressure from the White House.

It's time for HIM professi....

Who's Covered by HIPAA (HIPAA on the Job)

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2001

One of the mysteries of the administrative simplification section of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is determining who is covered or comes under the requirements of the act. This article will examine HIPAA to unravel some of the mystery of &quo....

What's Next?

Author: Braithwaite, Bill

Source: HIPAA Conference 2000

Publication Date: March 14, 2000

2000 HIPAA Conference Presentation
What's Next?
Presented by Bill Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI, Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, US Dept. Of HSS Hospital Systems Affected
Laboratory Pharmacy Radiology Registration (ADT) Orders Results Data Warehouse Management Master Perso....

What is Security Auditing?

Author: Amatayakul, Margret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2004

The HIPAA security rule includes a requirement for audit controls and to monitor and manage ongoing security for a variety of processes. But the requirement for internal audit was changed to “information security activity review,” and there is no other specific reference to auditin....


Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

Because HIPAA gives patients the right to copy their medical records, does my facility have to supply a copy machine for this purpose or allow patients to take their records to a copy center?
According to section 164.520 of the HIPAA final privacy rule, an individual has "the right to inspect....

Updated Toolkit for Security Strategies

Author: Cooper, Ted

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004

The first version of the Computer-based Patient Record Institute (CPRI) toolkit “Managing Information Security in Health Care” was published on the Web in May 1999 in response to the proposed HIPAA security and electronic signature standard of October 1998. The toolkit is intended....

Unique Patient Identifiers -- What Are the Options?

Author: Appavu, Soloman I.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1999

HIPAA has brought patient identifiers into the spotlight. But what's the best option? The author of a national study offers an overview.
Envision all of the players in the healthcare system—patients, providers, health plans, and payers. Now, envision all of the day-to-day processes t....

Understanding the Privacy Rule's Amendments

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2002

By now you know that amendments to the final privacy rule were published in the August 14, 2002, Federal Register. The amendments are intended to correct problems identified in the original privacy rule published on December 28, 2000.

This article presents a summary of some of....

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