HIPAA and Compliance

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

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

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

No healthcare organization wants to be part of a data breach. With patient privacy notices, facilities must be especially careful so as more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When the HIPAA Omnibus Rule became enforceable almost a year ago, in September 2013, much of the impact was believed to be more »

Almost 20 years after HIPAA was enacted, the healthcare industry is facing unprecedented risks to patient privacy and security, and it’s only more »

In addition to covered entities, it is widely known that the HIPAA Omnibus Rule had a significant impact on business associates (BAs) more »