HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

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Minnesota’s current patient privacy law should not be repealed in favor of HIPAA, according to the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).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

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 »

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 »

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