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HIPAA and Ebola: What are Appropriate Disclosures?

by Bevon Findley (SU)
With the uproar and fear of the Ebola virus on U.S. soil somewhat subsiding, it has been an interesting couple of months in terms of how much protected health information regarding infectious patients was made public. Has the information released about patient conditions constituted a violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule? Does the general public have a right to know about individuals with highly infectious conditions or symptoms?

HIPAA and Professional Home Health Care Providers

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Over the last few months, I attended a number of events with geriatric care managers and home health agency owners. It was extremely insightful learning about the tremendous services these professionals provide to our aging population. As more and more seniors consider aging in place and remain in their homes, the need for home health services is exploding.