HIPAA and Compliance

HIPAA and Compliance

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 »

Last year, 164 PHI data breaches were reported to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR), according to the more »

The third time might be the charm, but when it comes to giving data security notices to patients because of a potential healthcare data breach, more »

Covered entities (CEs) that experienced a data breach in 2014 that affected fewer than 500 people have an important HIPAA breach notification deadline approaching: March more »

Minnesota’s current patient privacy law should not be repealed in favor of HIPAA, according to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF). The organization’s president more »

As healthcare organizations continuously update their systems and implement the latest tools to improve patient care, it is important for providers to remain mindful of more »

Students at a Georgia university are claiming that they are victims of identity theft after their information, including some medical data, was reported stolen from a more »

Healthcare regulatory mandates are designed to help covered entities keep sensitive data, such as patients’ protected health information (PHI), secure. As technology continues to evolve, more »

An organization can have all the necessary healthcare privacy and security measures in place, but without comprehensive employee training, the facility could still fall victim more »

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is potentially on a more positive track for 2015 when it comes to keeping veterans’ protected health information (PHI) more »

Last week, Anna Watterson, an associate at Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP, and Chris Avery, counsel at the same firm, presented a webcast on how healthcare more »

With technology continuing to evolve, the need for comprehensive mobile device security measures is becoming more essential to healthcare organizations of all sizes. BYOD policies more »

The Maryland General Assembly passed an emergency bill designed to further underline the importance of certain aspects of HIPAA and patient privacy. Essentially, Senate Bill more »

The President’s FY 2016 budget request proposal included $83.8 billion for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), a portion of which will be more »

Earlier today, HealthITSecurity.com reported on the Anthem data breach, which could potentially compromise the personal information of up to 80 million people. While it is not more »

Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine recently debated whether it was ethical for medical students to track patients’ electronic health records (EHRs) or more »

More organizations are implementing healthcare secure messaging platforms, along with other types of secure mobility improvements. Whether a facility is searching for a strong BYOD more »

With technology continuously evolving, healthcare organizations need to ensure that they are still following HIPAA compliance measures. As social media becomes more popular, one medical more »

A better way to share healthcare information, while also maintaining healthcare privacy, is one of the key aspects in the Department of Health and Human more »

An organization should always have the state of its healthcare data security as a top priority. Especially as technology evolves and more facilities connect to more »

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has pledged to work more closely with mobile health (mHealth) companies to more »

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