HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

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 »

On September 23, 2013, new rules were implemented to ensure that healthcare organizations, as well as their business associates and subcontractors, are compliant with HIPAA more »

This guide will review how organizations can best approach internal communications and adhere to federal privacy and security requirements, such as HIPAA. Read how organizations are using more »

Covered entities must remain current on privacy regulations to ensure they do not commit a HIPAA violation. No individual wants his or her protected health more »

Last week an American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) letter to state Representative Fred Upton was released. AMIA called for HIPAA compliance to be updated to allow more »

In this webcast, Director of IT and HIPAA Security Officer, Michael Archuleta, from Mt. San Rafael Hospital discusses the following topics: How healthcare security measures more »

Organizations are at a crossroads when deciding on the proper course of action for compliance with regulations applicable to the healthcare industry and how to more »

EHNAC released a draft of its accreditation program, including discussions on HIPAA mandates. The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) released the first draft of more »

AMIA recommended that HIPAA compliance should allow researchers to gain access to patients’ PHI without their permission. Allowing health researchers to access patients’ PHI without more »

Instinctively, we think of our financial data as the most likely target of a cyber attack, while healthcare data is increasingly becoming more valuable. Healthcare more »

Approximately 1,500 patients were notified of PHI exposure last May at a Missouri facility. Last May, more than 1,500 women in Missouri had their protected more »

The FTC recently settled a case over how an organization gathered patients’ personal health data. Healthcare providers, billing companies and other organizations that handle personal health more »

The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services will be conducting random HIPAA audits. Although a timeline has not yet more »

As your organization’s CIO, do you know whether your business is HIPAA compliant or if it has access to protected health information (PHI)? If you more »

HIPAA administrative safeguards are designed to manage the selection, development, implementation, and maintenance of security measures. These measures keep electronic protected health information (ePHI) safe and help manage more »

Patients’ PHI was stolen from two Detroit-area hospitals. The thieves allegedly used the information to file false tax returns. Approximately 1,400 people had their protected more »

Last week, the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a bulletin outlining how healthcare organizations can abide by HIPAA in more »

An Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that Walgreens can be held liable for its employee being part of HIPAA violations. A healthcare provider more »

Healthcare IT security administrators can also have a difficult time when it comes to ensuring that HIPAA physical safeguards are always followed. As technology continues more »

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