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HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

American Medical Association, September 10, 1013

BEI Commentary: We know that many of you feel like you are being “HIPAA’d” to death, but we get requests about the new HIPAA rules all the time. Here is a link from the AMA website that has some nice resources on the new HIPAA rules, Encryption and even sample Notice of Privacy Practices and Business Associate Agreements.

Upcoming September 23, 2013 HIPAA privacy and security deadline – The U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently adopted new rules which make changes to existing privacy, security and breach notification requirements in what is often referred to as the final “HIPAA Omnibus Rule.” These new rules stem from changes made under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act which is part of the same law that created the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Program under Medicare and Medicaid. Read More

Health Information Technology

From: American Medical Association, April 2011

This program provides information to physicians and practice staff on methodologies for successful adoption of health information technology solutions. The methodologies will be presented in a series of 6 short video modules. The target audience for this program is physicians and practice staff in small practices who are faced with decisions regarding health IT.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, physicians and staff should be able to:

  • Formulate an approach to adoption of health information technology for the small physician group practice.
  • Utilize information about health IT adoption methodologies in the decision making process leading to successful adoption. Read More




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