The Office for Civil Rights oversees HIPAA Privacy Rules, which are designed to protect the privacy of patients, their identifiable health information and other security measures for protected health information. When Congress meets later in 2015, there are bound to be some challenges and many are concerned those challenges could threaten the passage of any meaningful measures, especially when it comes to the elderly and children. If a solution isn’t found, it could mean the same challenges HIPAA faces now won’t be resolved for at least a year or longer.
Since the law was passed, it’s already gone through several “growing pains”, including breach notification decisions and patient safety rule revisions, which protects and prevents identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and to improve patient safety.
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