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HIPAA Compliance

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 »

Healthcare organizations of all sizes work diligently to ensure that they remain HIPAA-compliant while also providing high-quality patient care. There are security, privacy, and regulatory more »

Healthcare organizations need to ensure they remain HIPAA compliant while still keeping the public properly informed about the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus has been more »

It’s critical to review the requirements of HIPAA technical safeguards to ensure that your healthcare organization is compliant and able to keep PHI safe. While more »

A California medical center has gone to court over accusations that it violated patient privacy by releasing a patient’s private medical information. Patient privacy rights more »

The OIG released its 2015 work plan, which includes a review of hospitals’ contingency planning and if they are HIPAA compliant. The US Department of more »

The state Supreme Court ruled that physicians can be sued for HIPAA negligence if it violates certain regulations. Patients can sue a medical office for more »

The HIPAA Omnibus Rule was significant for the healthcare industry. Many of the rule’s stipulations drastically affected how covered entities, business associates (BAs) and subcontractors handle risk more »

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 »

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