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A potential HIPAA violation occurred after patient records at a Tennessee hospice wound up on the side of a highway. A hospice employee’s failure to more »

There are numerous aspects of a HIPAA security risk assessment that healthcare organizations must keep in mind. Even though the Department of Health and Human 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 »

Risk analysis…..risk assessment…..compliance assessment. Are these concepts as confusing to you as they are for most IT professionals? The answer could differ based on a specific 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 »

An insurer notified patients of a potential healthcare data breach when its subcontractor mishandled PHI. A health insurance subcontractor allegedly mishandled the information of approximately 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 »

Healthcare data breaches can affect organizations long after the security issue was discovered and patients were notified of the problem. Healthcare data breaches are unfortunately 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 »

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 »

Will a new photo sharing app for healthcare providers expose patient privacy? As technology continues to evolve, and more healthcare providers implement mobile device policies, more »

Healthcare organizations of all sizes must remain diligent in keeping themselves HIPAA compliant, especially when it comes to technical, physical, and administrative safeguards. Data breaches more »

Strong healthcare security initiatives are something that payers, providers and even patients are working to instill across the nation. Evolving technology can be a blessing more »

With the implementation of patient portals and secure messaging options, it is clear that collaborative healthcare is becoming more of a common practice. But how more »

Even when medical facilities take the time to properly dispose of patients’ medical records, there is still a risk of a health data breach if more »

Michael Frederick, Vice President of Assurance Services & Product Development at HITRUST, provides an overview during this webcast of the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF). 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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