HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

The Premera data breach that potentially put the sensitive information, including PHI, of 11 million individuals at risk has now led to five class action more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Minnesota’s current patient privacy law should not be repealed in favor of HIPAA, according to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).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

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 »

Learn how healthcare providers create a HIPAA-compliant mobile device strategy that also improves everyday workflow without hindering patient care. What are the latest federal regulations in 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 »

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 »

Every year there are numerous reports of flu-related deaths, as well as other illnesses. Most recently, Ebola was a hot topic, especially in terms of more »

Clinicians demand instant, convenient and simple ways to access patient records, prescribe medicine or dictate notes as they roam across locations, devices and networks. How more »

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is investigating a potential HIPAA violation where the personal information of inmates at a county jail was sent more »

The complex notion of interoperability is challenging healthcare organizations across the U.S. as they strive to comply with government mandates and improve patient care. In more »

There is a burgeoning need to collaborate quickly and efficiently within the healthcare industry. Yet unlike in many industries, healthcare data shared among and between more »

Today’s changing healthcare IT environments are generating a greater demand for data and process integration. This trend has led to the introduction of a new more »

A HIPAA violation can occur when a healthcare organization does not adhere to administrative, technical or even physical safeguards that have been put in place. more »

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has still not set a deadline for the next round of HIPAA more »

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