HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Whitepaper

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Summary

Published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule is landmark legislation that affects nearly every aspect of patient privacy and data security. It encompasses four rules:

  • Modification of HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules to include HITECH requirements
  • Modification of the Breach Notification Rule
  • Modification of the HIPAA Privacy Rule regarding the Genetic Information Discrimination Act of 2008
  • Additional modifications to the HIPAA Rules