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HIPAA and Compliance

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 »

Most stakeholders in the healthcare industry have a different take on HIPAA. Regulators see privacy and security laws as fair and necessary more »

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) more »

There’s little doubt the healthcare industry’s perception of security and compliance has changed to a serious one within the past few years. more »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proven how important it considers the Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) as part more »

Amazon is the latest organization to publicly refer to HIPAA as a barrier to business initiatives. Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president for more »

Are there instances where federal privacy laws are misused and actually end up being detrimental to the patient? According to a recent more »

New Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell recently named Jocelyn Samuels as the latest HHS Office for more »

Properly managing a variety of applications across a large healthcare organization while staying HIPAA compliant can be done in a number of different more »

Assuming a disclosure is not permitted in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, a healthcare organization must limit patient data uses and disclosures to more »

Most experienced healthcare professionals know that there is no beginning or end to HIPAA compliance. Organizations must be continually working toward compliance more »

Though sometimes the goals of the HIPAA Privacy Rule can get lost in data breach and monetary penalty news, ensuring that patient more »

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