HIPAA, Deception, Cloud, Audits

The Federal Trade Commission has published guidance that goes beyond HIPAA, pointing out that it’s also illegal to phrase your HIPAA statements to patients in what could be construed as a deceptive manner.  An example would be to say on page one of a disclaimer form that the patient’s information will go only to their doctor, but on page three ask them to sign authorization to send their information elsewhere.  For details see https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/sharing-consumer-health-information-look-hipaa-ftc-act .

HIPAA has also recently added or emphasized new or revised guidance on:

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