Health Information Management

PPV: Privacy role expanding beyond HIPAA privacy

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 11, 2007

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The role of the privacy officer has evolved over the past four years, according to an April report from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). A privacy officer no longer strictly focuses on HIPAA's privacy rule. Instead, he or she must now address the evolution of health information exchanges, state privacy and security standards that are more stringent than HIPAA, and the impact of numerous high-profile security and privacy breaches.

The report On the Front Lines of Healthcare Privacy looks at the changing privacy and security landscape, as well as the role of the privacy officer, and includes insights from four privacy professionals into how their responsibilities have changed. We'll give you an overview of the report and you'll hear from several professionals in the field as to how the role of privacy officer is changing.

Editor's note: For more information, click here. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing can read the full article in the June 2007 issue.

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