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Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

  • 1.  Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 8 days ago
    ​Perhaps the HIPAA fog has enveloped me but I'm trying to find a firm, written connection with the PHI destruction rules, "Paper, film, or other hard copy media have been shredded or destroyed such that the PHI cannot be read or otherwise cannot be reconstructed," and the NIST Guidelines for Media Sanitation (NIST Special Publication 800-88, revision 1.

    I other words how do I show a doubter that the NIST guidelines apply to the Privacy Rule destruction requirements?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Charlie

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    Charles Colitre BBA, CHC, CHPC
    Compliance & Privacy Officer
    Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
    Akron,OH
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  • 2.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 8 days ago

    NIST is a federal agency? How can there be doubters?  Ha ha

     

    https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/nist-security-hipaa-crosswalk/index.html

     

    https://www.nist.gov/policies-notices

     

    https://www.healthit.gov/topic/about-onc

     

    Good luck.

     

    Allie

     

     

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    Privacy Specialist
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  • 3.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 8 days ago

    Allie,

     

    Thank you. Excellent information.

     

    Charlie

     

    Charles E. Colitre, BBA, CHC, CHPC

    Compliance and Privacy Officer

    Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

    3925 Embassy Parkway, Ste 250

    Akron, OH 44333

    330 670-6123

     






  • 4.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 8 days ago
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    Charlie...I posted a video that I think answers the question.  However, if not, please post any follow up so that we can see about getting a better or more complete answer.  I think the video also helps emphasize a few key points related to your posting that others may find useful.

    Let me know if this does the trick in answering your question.

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  • 5.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 5 days ago

    Frank,

     

    Thank you so much for the excellent video which does answer my question.  I had both ends of the answer but not the connection which you filled in nicely.

     

    I'm not sure I warranted a video but I hope the information is also useful for others who face the same dilemma, explaining, "where does it say we have to do that."

     

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you and all in HIPAA Land.

     

    Charlie

     

    Charles E. Colitre, BBA, CHC, CHPC

    Compliance and Privacy Officer

    Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

    3925 Embassy Parkway, Ste 250

    Akron, OH 44333

    330 670-6123

     




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  • 6.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 5 days ago
    Charlie...thanks for the feedback..  Given how much you have helped and continue to help so many of us...glad to be able to give some of that help back to you.  Happy Holidays Charlie.  Hope to see you be in Boston at the CI?

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  • 7.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 5 days ago

    Hi Charlie,

     

    There's no need to watch some video posted by a consultant and get second hand information.  Go to https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/breach-notification/guidance/index.html.

     

    The long and short of it is that the compliance with the NIST standards is not required. Rather, documents or digital media destroyed pursuant to those standards creates a "safe harbor" for any potential breach because the output is not considered individually identifiable health information.

     

    David

     

    David J. Spielman, J.D.

    V.P. Corporate Integrity and Compliance

      and Associate General Counsel

    Exeter Health Resources

    5 Alumni Drive

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  • 8.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 5 days ago
    Thank you Frank!

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    Cinda
    Compliance/Ethics & Privacy Director
    Ohio
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  • 9.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 5 days ago

    Thank you Frank. Very clear and once again, very practical as well.

    Thank you Charles for asking the question too!

     

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  • 10.  RE: Connecting PHI destruction rules with NIST guidelines

    Posted 5 days ago

    Excellent Video Frank.  Thank you.

     

    Karen Noyes

    Compliance Officer

    Intermountain Medical Imaging

    Gem State Radiology

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