Overview Of the Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Overview Of the Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Empower Patients, Improve Coordinated Care, and Reduce Regulatory Burdens:

Empower Patients: By supporting patients’ engagement in their care while strengthening individuals’ rights to access their own health information, including electronic information; improving information sharing for care coordination and case management for individuals; facilitating greater family and caregiver involvement in the care of individuals experiencing emergencies or health crises; enhancing flexibilities for disclosures in emergency or threatening circumstances, such as the Opioid and COVID-19 public health emergencies”

Improve Coordinated Care: By removing barriers to coordinated care

Reduce Regulatory Burdens On the Health Care Industry: “such as administrative burdens on HIPAA covered healthcare providers and health plans”.

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/12/10/hhs-proposes-modifications-hipaa-privacy-rule-empower-patients-improve-coordinated-care-reduce-regulatory-burdens.html



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