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ONC releases updated privacy and security guide

plan [1]The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released the revised “Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information” [2] April 13 to help organizations integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements.

The guide is geared toward HIPAA covered entities and Medicare eligible professionals from smaller organizations. The updated version features information about compliance with the privacy and security requirements of CMS’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs as well as compliance with HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.

The guide covers such topics as: