Updated to cover the Final Security Rule and other latest progress with HIPAA and to be as concise and relevant to HIPAA compliance as possible. HIPAA @ IT Essentials Second Edition provides a distillation of the vital points from the 3 separate books on transactions, privacy, and security.
This book is organized into the following three main chapters:
- Privacy, and
The Transaction Final Rule was published in August 2000, the Privacy Final Rule in December 2000, and the Security Rule in February 2003. The Transactions Chapter relates to exchanges between healthcare providers and payers and covers:
- Code Sets,
- Impact, and
Standards for transactions and code sets are vital to efficient and effective communication among healthcare organizations. The impact should be higher quality at less cost. The Privacy Chapter focuses on the relationship between patients and the healthcare system and addresses:
- Notice and authorization,
- Uses and disclosures
- Patient rights,
- Administration, and
When one person has the private information of another, that other person loses some control. The Privacy Rule gives the patient strong rights over his or her information.
The Security Chapter explains how to keep information safe and covers first the compliance life cycle and then administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. Workflow management is vital to healthcare organizations and when done properly gives security as a derivative.