HHS Office for Civil Rights Seeks Input on Recognized Security Practices and Sharing Civil Money Penalties and Monetary Settlements Under the HITECH Act

Published: 04/06/2022

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is seeking feedback on two requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act), as amended in 2021. According to HHS, the growing number of cybersecurity threats are a significant concern driving the need for enhanced safeguards of electronic protected health information (ePHI). OCR wants to consider ways to support the healthcare industry’s implementation

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