Deborah Leyva emailed me last week with information about a new HIPAA Survival Guide for Practitioners (the download link is on the left side of the page) that she and her attorney husband Carlos have produced. They published the guide specifically for Practitioners to help them better understand the implications of the migration to electronic records and how that migration relates to HIPAA’s privacy and security rules.
They describe the Survival guide on their website as : a “forest from the trees” overview of the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. The genesis of these rules is covered in the Background section of this document. The Survival Guide only targets a subset of covered entities, namely providers. Furthermore, the Survival Guide focuses mostly on small providers, since this group will clearly be the most challenged by new laws and regulations, especially if their baseline understanding of HIPAA is lacking.
The Survival Guide was developed as a collaborative effort between an attorney and a registered nurse both licensed in the State of Florida. In addition the authors, both individually and collectively, have significant technology experience.
The Digital Business Law Group, P.A., (Carlos Leyva’s firm) has also launched a FREE HITECH/HIPAA Compliance newsletter that may be of interest to those who want to keep abreast of the changes as they occur. If you are interested, sign up for the free newsletter, at http://www.digitalbusinesslawgroup.com.
This incredibly useful guide is available at no cost and is a must read for small practitioners.
Thanks to Deborah for letting us know about the Guide and newsletter.