HIPAA Compliance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For years, Reza Chapman, who works in the Health Care Advisory Services practice at EY (formerly Ernst & Young), has seen healthcare organizations 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 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 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 more »

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

Details of the second phase Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA audits are beginning to more »