• Tag Archives: HIPAA Compliance

    The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important tool that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use in their approach to regulatory compliance and more »

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

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

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s healthcare system. However, it more »

    The question is not whether healthcare consumers will ultimately get the right to learn of disclosures of their data, but when. Senior IT leaders and more »

    Amid a rising tide of compliance pressures, employee mobility, and high black-market values for personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI), security and 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 healthcare organizations in more »

    Think about the last time your information on systems were down. Patient admissions, medical records, and other data collection on had to be done on more »

    With fall quickly approaching, the last compliance piece to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is coming up quick as well. As of September 23, 2014, all more »

    Learn all key aspects of a solution including technical requirements, key functionality concerns, and how to determine a vendor’s proven success record with case studies more »

    In this 1 hour webcast IT professionals at two local hospitals talk about how they’ve used encryption solutions to help provide a “safe harbor” in the more »

    UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) recently published a study that detailed how it created a new tool that has improved clinical efficiency, user access provisioning and more »

    It’s safe to say that many healthcare IT security and compliance professionals read data breach headlines with great interest in that they’re both relieved it’s 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. While regulatory demands more »

    When small providers try to fill gaps in working toward maintaining HIPAA compliance, many healthcare experts see Regional Extension Centers (RECs) as valuable educational assets. more »

    With the recent changes to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, organizations and their business associates must address how they’re compliant and what changes to make to more »

    The rise of mobile devices in the workplace, specifically healthcare facilities, has forced providers to look for ways to utilize mobile technology to increase efficiency, more »

    Evaluating Secure Text Messaging solutions can cause anyone’s eyes to glaze over in dreaded anticipation. But the process doesn’t have to be laborious, overwhelming, or more »

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

    For years, Reza Chapman, who works in the Health Care Advisory Services practice at EY (formerly Ernst & Young), has seen healthcare organizations not invest as more »

    Just last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed $4.8 million worth of HIPAA fines for New York and Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia more »

    Now that Susan McAndrew, former Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has retired, what will be the short and long-term more »

    Susan McAndrew, former Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), officially retired from Federal service on Friday, May 2, 2014. McAndrew more »

    A recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report concentrated on how all 56 Medicaid agencies handle outsourcing administrative functions offshore, including whether they have HIPAA more »

    Ensuring that privacy and security needs don’t deter from a healthcare organization’s business initiatives, and vice-versa, requires the organization to have a strong understanding of more »

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