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HIPAA and Compliance

HIPAA and Compliance

Strong technical safeguards are essential for covered entities, regardless of their size, and the right healthcare authentication factors are a critical aspect of those safeguards. more »

Phishing scams are not a new security threat to the healthcare industry, but that does not mean that covered entities should not consider them when more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently posted clarification for how HIPAA regulations would potentially apply to workplace wellness programs. With the Equal more »

Healthcare data breach prevention measures are essential in today’s industry, especially as technology continues to evolve and more facilities begin to connect to other networks. more »

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced earlier this week that it hand handed a $125,000 HIPAA settlement more »

Staying HIPAA compliant is not always an easy task, especially as new technological options develop, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and EMRs. Rush University more »

CMS released its Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposal last month, with numerous aspects that covered entities (CEs) need to be aware of and pay attention more »

HIPAA business associate agreements are an important aspect of the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Rule, and covered entities need to understand how their relationships more »

Understanding HIPAA rules will have far reaching benefits for covered entities. Not only will they be compliant in terms of keeping patient PHI secure, but more »

The HIPAA Security Rule created a national set of security standards designed to protect certain health information, either held or transferred in electronic form. However, more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released the updated version of its health IT privacy and security guide last week, as a way to more »

HIMSS15 took place this week in Chicago, and some of the highly discussed topics included healthcare privacy and security issues, such as HIPAA regulations. With more »

Cybersecurity threats are an increasingly important issue in the healthcare industry, especially as incidents such as the Anthem and Premera data breaches show that organizations more »

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released an updated version of its guide on electronic health IT privacy and security more »

CHICAGO – Understanding HIPAA regulations is key for healthcare providers, hospitals, and any other covered entity. However, HIPAA was implemented before many of today’s current more »

CHICAGO – Healthcare privacy and security needs are on the minds of attendees and presenters at this week’s HIMSS conference, and a recent report highlights more »

The annual HIMSS conference and exhibition covers a variety of healthcare IT topics and issues. However, in the wake of large scale data breaches and more »

Even without large data breaches, the healthcare industry must remain current on the latest HIPAA compliance trends and best approaches to comprehensive cybersecurity. The annual more »

HIPAA regulations are a necessity for covered entities, but if a recent survey is any indication, they could also be creating issues for providers. The more »

Editor’s note: The following is a sponsored contribution from ESET North America. Even before the Anthem and Premera breaches grabbed the spotlight, these last twelve more »

The current HIPAA requirements are enough to support the improvement of the healthcare infrastructure to better support secure data sharing in support of clinical care, more »

The de-identification of data is an important part of healthcare technology, especially as the use of EHRs and HIEs becomes more prominent. The HIPAA Privacy more »

Life Care Center of Attleboro in Massachusetts posted two separate announcements on its website about a potential PHI data breach after the company that stores more »

We are just three months into 2015, and two large scale health data breaches have already taken place. The Anthem data breach affected approximately 78 more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Privacy & Security Workgroup met earlier this month to further discuss the ONC Interoperability more »

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