In an interview with Marianne Kolbasuk McGee of HealthcareInfoSecurity, Lisa J. Sotto, partner and head of the Global Privacy and Data Security practice at Hunton & Williams LLP, discusses the measures health care organizations should take to prepare for the issuance of the upcoming HIPAA Omnibus Rule. In March 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) sent its final Omnibus Rule modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget. In the interview, Sotto outlines her predictions of the content of the Omnibus Rule, including “modifications to the HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules” and “a final version of the HIPAA breach notification rule.”
In November 2012, the HHS’s Office for Civil Rights published guidance on the two methods for de-identifying protected health information in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Listen to the interview, which can be streamed on the HealthcareInfoSecurity website.