HIPAA Articles Roadmap
As we near the date on which the new 2013 HIPAA Omnibus goes into effect (March 26, 2013), we wanted to provide this HIPAA articles roadmap that describes our current and upcoming HIPAA Articles.
In general we want this series to represent What You Need to Know about the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus. Our goal is not to just educate you on what has changed, but also cover a general overview about some of the important security and privacy rules of HIPAA. Accordingly, we’ve split the articles into three general areas. Articles are linked below, and those without links are pending publication.
Changes to HIPAA Rules
These HIPAA articles focus on specific rule changes in the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus, focusing on the Security Rule and the Privacy Rule.
- HIPAA Breach Notification Rule Changes
- HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes
- HIPAA Penalties Changing
- What does “Should Reasonably have Known” mean?
Changes related to Applicability and Liability
These HIPAA articles focus on how the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus has changed who the HIPAA requirements apply to, and has changed what organizations can now be found legally liable for HIPAA violations.
- HIPAA Gets a Facelift – describes general changes to applicability
- HIPAA Request for Access
- HIPAA Contractors and Subcontractors
- New Responsibilities for HIPAA Business Associates
- HIPAA Contract Requirement Changes
General HIPAA Security and Privacy Awareness
These HIPAA articles provide a general overview of what organizations need to do to be compliant with the HIPAA Security Rule and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Also covered in this section are what HIPAA Audits entail, and how to handle a HIPAA Breach.
- HIPAA Administrative Safeguards
- HIPAA Workforce Security
- HIPAA Security Awareness and Training
- HIPAA Information Access Management
- HIPAA Contingency Planning and the follow-on article Auditing HIPAA Contingency Planning
- HIPAA Policy Evaluation
- HIPAA Business Associate Contracts
- HIPAA Physical Safeguards
- HIPAA Access Controls
- HIPAA: Identify a Breach
- How does HIPAA Auditing Work?
Overall we hope that these HIPAA articles help to educate organizations about HIPAA’s requirements and their role in fulfilling them. Please contact us if there are additional areas you’d like to see addressed in future HIPAA Articles.