Health Information Management

New HHS Web site

HIM-HIPAA Insider, February 16, 2009

HHS has launched a new health information privacy Web site. The site contains a host of new content, including:

  • Summary of the privacy rule
  • Guidance on significant aspects of the privacy rule
  • Fast facts for covered entities
  • Provider guide: Communicating with a patient's family, friends, or other persons identified by the patient
  • Guidance on the application of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and HIPAA to student health records
  • Frequently asked questions about family medical history information
  • Sample business associate agreement
  • Information on misleading marketing claims

It also gives a succinct summary of the HIPAA privacy rule, including who the rule covers, what information it protects, and how covered entities may use and disclose PHI.  

Visit the HHS’s new health information privacy Web site.

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