HOW? Be knowledgeable and compliant. What measures come to mind when thinking how to protect against HIPAA violations?
WHY? Peer reviewers have a contractual obligation to protect confidential information. As CIMRO’s Business Associate, you must have in place the necessary administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect confidential information.
WHAT? Safeguards might include:
The US Department of Health & Human Services offers training materials and guidance to help entities implement privacy and security protections. The Office of Civil Rights has significantly stepped up audits and has imposed monetary penalties for non-compliance.
NOTE - No non-confidential, de-identified data resulting from activity funded by CIMRO may be published in any manner without CIMRO’s prior written consent.