To clear up prevalent misconceptions associated with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) hosted a “HIPAA 101” briefing on Capitol Hill. Experts discussed the details of the privacy and security rules, and clarified how privacy and security do not share the same meaning.
David Bloch, the principal legal counsel for Medtronic, discussed important concepts regarding the HIPAA privacy rule. He explained how covered entities may use or disclose personal health information (PHI) for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. More Details »