The Privacy and Security Toolkit
For Solo and Small Practices
(1-6 practitioners with 1 location)
is a brief comparison of the federal and Texas privacy and security laws. It has been updated to reflect changes from the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Texas SB 1609 (2013) and SB 1610 (2013).
Physician practices, as Covered Entities, should review their existing HIPAA/HITECH policies, procedures, and practices. Modifications to these policies, procedures, and practices will need to be made to reflect the changes to federal and Texas privacy laws.
Introduction to Developing Customized Physician Office Training
is another tool in the toolkit.
The purpose of this tool is to help physician offices develop their own HIPAA training. The objectives of the toolkit include:
•To introduce the concepts of planning education for adult learners
•To discuss training requirements of federal and Texas medical privacy and security laws
•To guide you through a step-by-step process of developing, presenting, and documenting your training
•To provide a sample policy and procedure on developing your training
•To provide training outline
Guide to Getting Started for Solo and Small Practices
is the largest part of the toolkit.
For solo and small physician practices, this guide will assist in understanding the federal and Texas medical privacy and security laws, including the HIPAA Omnibus rule.
•To present an overview of federal and Texas medical privacy and security laws
•To develop a step-by-step process for a solo and small practice to review their current policies and procedures related to federal and Texas medical privacy and security
•To understand the impact of the recent changes