Web Links to Trusted Reference Materials

Litmos Healthcare publishes web resources to educate the public about HIPAA privacy and security and other vital compliance regulations and rulings. If you see a link we are missing, please send it to healthcareinfo@litmos.com or call 1.866.584.4747.

HIPAA Compliance Resources

HIPAA Education Resources

http://www.bridgefront.com/HIPAA - Dedicated to HIPAA Compliance Education
http://www.hipaabusinessassociates.com - Information on HIPAA for Business Associates

Breach Notification Resources

http://www.privacylaw.proskauer.com - Security Breach Notification Laws, Blog Articles by Proskauer Rose LLP

Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Resources

http://www.statehealthfacts.org - Healthcare Fraud Laws by State

HIPAA Compliance Resources

http://www.hipaarx.net/downloads - "Information Privacy and Security" By Gerry Blass and Susan A. Miller (PDF)
http://www.HHS.gov - HHS HITECH Act Enforcement Interim Final Rule 
http://www.HHS.gov - HHS HITECH Breach Notification Interim Final Rule
http://www.CDT.org - CDT HIPAA HITECH Guidance (PDF)

HIPAA Privacy Resources

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/De-identification/guidance.html - 
Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of PHI in Accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/modelnotices.html - Model Notices of Privacy Practices (CMS)
http://www.hhs.gov/ - US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/ - HHS Office of Civil Rights 
http://aspe.hhs.gov/admnsimp/ - HHS HIPAA Fact Sheet 
http://www.wedi.org/ - Strategic National Implementation Process 
http://www.federalregister.gov - Health Care Financing Administration 
Final HHS Breach Notification Ruling (PDF) 
FTC Issues Final Breach Notification Rule for Electronic Health Information

Security Resources

https://sm.asisonline.org/- The Security Management Professional Publication 
http://www.cert.org/ - CERT Coordination Center 
http://www.eff.org/ - Electronic Frontier Foundation 
http://www.first.org/ - Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) 
https://www.issa.org/ - Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

General Privacy Resources

http://www.epic.org/privacy/medical/ - Medical Record Privacy Information
http://www.healthit.gov- HealthIT.gov Privacy and Security Resources

International Privacy

http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/ - Article on EU and U.S. privacy laws