The Omnibus Rule and its Impact on the Health IT

 The Omnibus Rule and its Impact on the Health IT

The long-anticipated ruling on the HIPAA amendments mandated by the HITECH Act of 2009 simplifies outsourcing in health IT by transferring the responsibility for safeguarding protected health information to business associates. Business associates are now required to implement and manage comprehensive, risk-based security controls. This ruling has raised some questions:

  • How much control is needed to protect sensitive and critical health information?
  • How much assurance should business associates provide their covered entities that the controls are effective?

Dr. Bill Braithwaite, author of HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification Subtitle and major contributor to the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules, and Dr. Peter Tippett, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Verizon’s Innovation Incubator, are sitting down for a discussion on how these changes will impact covered entities and their business associates.

Verizon would like you to join this conversation. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION


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