AHIMA Competency II.1

In 2013, new laws went into place that updated the original HIPAA Privacy and Security standards.  You will sometimes see this referenced as “The Final Rule.”  Do some research and provide a summary of the changes that went into place.  

  1. Summarize the changes brought about by the Final Rule.
  2. What do you feel is the most difficult to comply with?
  3. How do these standards impact Electronic Health Records and what policies and procedures need to be in place to ensure these standards are complied with internally and externally? Please differentiate internal versus external.

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