Recently I was interviewed for a story focused on the changes to the HIPAA civil penalty enforcement under the HITECH Act.
The article, Willful Neglect Is Difficult to Pin Down, but Can Result in Enormous HIPAA Penalties, appears in the Report on Patient Privacy: Practical News and Strategies for Complying with HIPAA, Volume 10, Number 2 February 2010 published by Atalantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS). The article discusses the definition and interpretation of "willful neglect" under the HIPAA penalty provisions. Health care privacy officers should find this article helpful in better understanding their role and responsibility in overseeing privacy compliance efforts.
The full story was reprinted on AIS Health Business Daily website.