The HIPAA omnibus rule, which extends the reach of liability to include business associates and subcontractors, should be out by the end of summer, according to Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology.
Submitted in March, the Office of Management and Budget will have up to 90 days to review the rule. HealthDataManagement.com reports Mostashari made the announcement during the opening keynote of the Health Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C.
When it comes to specific technology and HIPAA hosting requirements, the rule requires:
To ensure any lost or stolen data is recoverable and integrity is intact, the rule also requires:
According to Lexology.com, overall, the omnibus rule will propose changes to:
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