Tag: natural disasters


HHS issues HIPAA waiver for covered hospitals in wake of Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

With Hurricane Florence making landfall, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has waived sanctions and penalties under certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. While the HIPAA Privacy Rule is not suspended during a public health or other emergency, […]


Medicare data helps ID high-risk populations in natural disasters

September 21, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

During natural disasters such as hurricanes, Medicare claims data is highly effective for identifying those individuals who are dependent on life-maintaining medical and assistive equipment and are at risk from prolonged power outages. That’s the contention of Karen DeSalvo, MD, […]