The health sector is under siege with cybersecurity threats. Some of the largest announced cyber attacks in U.S. history have targeted organizations in the health industry. Regulators have...02 May 2016
OCR Releases Guidance on PHI De-Identification in Accordance with HIPAA
The guidance does not contain any surprises, but does confirm many commonly-accepted interpretations of the Privacy Rule related to de-identification and also provides helpful additional detail concerning some of the technical aspects of the two de-identification methodologies.
The full text of the guidance can be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/De-identification/hhs_deid_guidance.pdf.