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HIPAA regulations are a necessity for covered entities, but if a recent survey is any indication, they could also be creating issues for providers. The more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Privacy & Security Workgroup met earlier this month to further discuss the ONC Interoperability more »

Health data encryption is becoming an increasingly important issue, especially in the wake of large scale data breaches like Anthem, Inc. and Premera Blue Cross. more »

A HIPAA risk assessment can be an important tool in helping covered entities determine how they can best improve their overall privacy and security measures. more »

HIE security is an increasingly important issue, especially as the push for interoperability continues. We’ve previously discussed how the HIPAA Omnibus Rule made important impacts more »

HIPAA regulations were created to ensure that patients’ PHI remained secure, and that individuals would not have to worry about their personal information falling into more »

Unfortunately, HIPAA violations can still occur even when healthcare facilities implement comprehensive security measures and keep them properly updated. Employee training can also help mitigate more »

As healthcare providers strive to meet new mandates and reach new quality of care goals, they should always keep HIPAA rules and regulations in mind. The tangle more »

Patient privacy is an essential aspect of the healthcare industry, and HIPAA regulations were designed with that in mind. With the increase in EHR use, more 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 »

An organization should always have the state of its healthcare data security as a top priority. Especially as technology evolves and more facilities connect to 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 federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is hardly a new concept in the healthcare industry. However, as technology evolves, it 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 »

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 »

Employee claims that personal health information documents involved in healthcare security breach were often kept in an unsecured room. A Dorn VA Medical Center employee more »

The healthcare industry was riddled with data breaches, HIPAA violations, and concerns over patient privacy rights in 2014. Will 2015 be any different, or can more »

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 »

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 »

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