Learn more in "Breach notification final rule withdrawn from OMB review." Also: For starters, the fines are much greater than they used to be.
Under provisions in HIPAA, which was passed in 1996, fines ranged from 0 to ,000.
Tighter restrictions have been placed on the use of PHI in marketing communications; furthermore, these restrictions now apply to business associates as well as covered entities.
This guide examines the new health care data breach rules, the penalties for breaking them, and the best practices that will help health care providers and their business associates prevent data breaches.
It is part of Search Health IT.com's Briefings series, which is designed to give IT leaders strategic guidance and advice that address the management and decision-making aspects of timely topics.
Because the IHI Triple Aim entails ambitious improvement at all levels of the system, we advocate a systematic approach to change.
Based on six phases of pilot testing with over 100 organizations around the world, IHI recommends a change process that includes: identification of target populations; definition of system aims and measures; development of a portfolio of project work that is sufficiently strong to move system-level results, and rapid testing and scale up that is adapted to local needs and conditions.