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MINNEAPOLIS. ---October 19, 2020--- The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) has updated its popular manual on healthcare privacy with new guidance for keeping patient information secure and private. Released this week in print and digital formats, Health Care Privacy Compliance Handbook, Third Edition offers practical guidance for healthcare professionals tasked with privacy compliance duties.

As our nation continues to move toward the expanded sharing of information through electronic healthcare records and with the increasing use of cloud databases, HCCA recognizes that healthcare privacy professionals need help keeping up with federal and state health information regulations. The third edition of the book offers solutions for navigating the changing legal and regulatory framework that governs protected health information.

Written by faculty of HCCA’s Healthcare Privacy Compliance Academy, this vital resource offers up-to-date guidance on:

  • HIPAA privacy and security rules
  • Breach notification
  • Vendor relations
  • Human research privacy
  • Payer privacy issues
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • The federal Privacy Act
  • Privacy for substance use disorder programs
  • Privacy risk assessments
  • Auditing and monitoring for privacy

“With Health Care Privacy Compliance Handbook, Third Edition, HCCA has teamed expert guidance with the most advanced publishing technologies to offer best-in-class solutions for the information needs of healthcare compliance professionals,” says YoGI Arumainayagam, Vice President of Publishing for HCCA.

This valuable guide is available now in softcover print, online in COSMOS, HCCA’s digital content platform, and as a print and digital bundle. Free previews of the content are available on COSMOS at