Holland & Knight Partner Shannon Hartsfield recently co-authored the book, HIPAA: A Practical Guide to the Privacy and Security of Health Data, Second Edition. The 296-page book, published by the American Bar Association's (ABA) Health Law Section, was released this month.
HIPAA: A Practical Guide to the Privacy and Security of Health Data explains and provides updates on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Today – more than 20 years after its passing – the act's privacy and security requirements are the subject of significant confusion and uncertainty. As laws and social pressure evolve and tighten the reigns on healthcare privacy, patients and providers will continue to become more concerned about maintaining the security and privacy of data while rising to the challenge of balancing privacy while promoting patient access and quality care.
HIPAA: A Practical Guide to the Privacy and Security of Health Data serves as a useful guide for those who are new to HIPAA, as well as provides updates for seasoned veterans. It includes sections on the Security Rule, the HITECH Act and the Breach Notification Rule, along with extensive discussion about HIPAA's parameters, practical applications and lessons learned.
The book can be purchased on the ABA website, with discounts available for ABA and Health Law Section members.
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