HIPAA and Compliance

HIPAA and Compliance

HIPAA compliance in the cloud is becoming an increasingly important topic as more covered entities (CEs) begin to consider this option for data storage. Even more »

The New Mexico Senate did not pass a recently proposed data breach notification bill, even though the bill was unanimously passed by the House earlier more »

No healthcare facility wants patient PHI compromised, let alone by its own employees. However, that is the situation that Florida Hospital is currently working through, more »

Healthcare data breaches can be devastating for patients and the healthcare facility that was attacked. The organization could face severe penalties from the Department of more »

No healthcare organization wants to find itself in legal trouble when it comes to conducting a HIPAA risk assessment. Facilities must ensure that they are more »

Health data privacy and security measures need to remain a top priority for covered entities, and CMS’ recent proposal for Stage 3 Meaningful Use does more »

A HIPAA risk assessment is essential for all covered entities (CEs). Ideally, organizations conduct such an analysis before the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) comes more »

Health data encryption is becoming an increasingly important issue, especially in the wake of large scale data breaches like Anthem, Inc. and Premera Blue Cross. more »

A HIPAA risk assessment can be an important tool in helping covered entities determine how they can best improve their overall privacy and security measures. more »

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Director Jocelyn Samuels still does not have a set date for when more »

HIE security is an increasingly important issue, especially as the push for interoperability continues. We’ve previously discussed how the HIPAA Omnibus Rule made important impacts more »

Covered entities need to be able to determine if a HIPAA data breach has taken place following the potential exposure of sensitive data. The implementation more »

HIPAA regulations were created to ensure that patients’ PHI remained secure, and that individuals would not have to worry about their personal information falling into more »

The HIPAA Privacy Rule was designed to help keep protected health information (PHI) from becoming exposed or easily accessible to the public. But what happens more »

Recent headlines are bringing certain HIPAA rules and regulations to the forefront of healthcare, legal, and public discussion. In the wake of the Anthem data more »

Following the Anthem data breach where nearly 80 million individuals’ personally identifiable information was potentially exposed, certain HIPAA regulations are coming under scrutiny. In particular, more »

The majority of healthcare organizations – 97 percent – have put healthcare security and compliance measures into place, according to DataMotion’s third annual survey on more »

The HIPAA security risk assessment is an important way for healthcare organizations to evaluate the potential risks and vulnerabilities within their facility and how they more »

A Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) nurse possibly committed a HIPAA violation after he inappropriately accessed a state database containing prescription information for 1 more »

Will the importance of the public’s safety outweigh concerns over potential patient privacy violations? That debate continues in Missouri, as lawmakers will soon discuss whether more »

Unfortunately, HIPAA violations can still occur even when healthcare facilities implement comprehensive security measures and keep them properly updated. Employee training can also help mitigate more »

Health privacy concerns could continue to rise, especially as a recent study showed that the majority of third-party companies potentially gained access to consumers’ health more »

As healthcare providers strive to meet new mandates and reach new quality of care goals, they should always keep HIPAA rules and regulations in mind. The tangle more »

Patient privacy is an essential aspect of the healthcare industry, and HIPAA regulations were designed with that in mind. With the increase in EHR use, more more »

A former patient filed a lawsuit against Aventura Hospital and Medical Center following the facility’s third healthcare data breach in two years. According to a more »

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