• HIPAA and Compliance

    With the implementation of patient portals and secure messaging options, it is clear that collaborative healthcare is becoming more of a common practice. But how more »

    As patient-centric models become the norm, tools like patient portals are increasing in popularity. With technology continuously evolving, it has never been more critical for more »

    The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important tool that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use in their approach to regulatory compliance and more »

    Healthcare organizations should take the time to review the regulations for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements. The deadline for all HIPAA business associate agreements (BAAs) to more »

    A federal appeals court ruled that it is not a HIPAA violation for physician defendants to have equal access to plaintiffs’ health information. Physician defendants more »

    In an earlier post, we discussed the steps to performing a Risk Assessment. Once you’ve determined the risks within your healthcare environment, you can enlist more »

    No healthcare organization wants to be part of a data breach. With patient privacy notices, facilities must be especially careful so as not to inadvertently more »

    Patient portals are slowly becoming more common in the healthcare industry, along with the option for patients to securely message their physicians through the portal. more »

    Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) is facing more legal action resulting from its data breach that affected 4.5 million patients, as patient Briana Brito filed more »

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published an October report to Congress that provided an update on the adoption of more »

    As healthcare evolves, it’s important to remain up-to-date on all changes, such as the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. However, because patient privacy remains a pressing topic, more »

    For healthcare organizations seeking for regulatory clarity and best practices from government entities, the recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Office for more »

    The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recently published its Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC). AHIMA determined that there are eight core principles involving more »

    This year’s Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security conference hosted by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Health more »

    This year’s HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum, which took place Sept. 8-9, 2014 in Boston, encompassed a wide range of subjects and healthcare trends. But many more »

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new HIPAA Privacy Rule guidance following the United States v. Windsor holding that changed same-sex spouse more »

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) shared news this week that Regional Extension Centers (RECs) have aided more than 100,000 healthcare organizations in more »

    BOSTON – Office for Civil Rights (OCR) health information privacy senior advisor Linda Sanches provided some new HIPAA audit information at the HIMSS Privacy and more »

    BOSTON – If you were hoping to learn more details of the upcoming HIPAA audits from Office for Civil Rights (OCR) health information privacy senior more »

    Healthcare organizations have paid more than $10 million in HIPAA-related enforcement activities since June 2013 and, according to Jerome Meites, Department of Health and Human more »

    Idaho Medicaid is on the receiving end of more federal scrutiny for vendor management practices, as state agencies and the Department of Health and Human more »

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) recently filed a lawsuit against Xerox for withholding patient documents that it held as state’s former primary more »

    With fall quickly approaching, the last compliance piece to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is coming up quick as well. As of September 23, 2014, all more »

    Most healthcare IT experts would agree that, at the very least, there is great promise in health data analytics, even if the industry is still more »

    For the past few years, the requirements applied to IT technology in healthcare have expanded significantly, and the main three documents regulating them are the more »

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