AHIMA floats privacy ‘bill of rights’ for entities outside HIPAA

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is looking to bridge what it sees as a yawning gap in health privacy protections with a seven-point bill of rights it hopes will push the healthcare industry to a “major paradigm shift” in patient privacy practices.

There are many entities that operate outside of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), AHIMA said, and there is a wide variance of regulations imposed by the states.

via In the News.