Who Needs Bloodborne Pathogens Training? A Complete Guide

Nearly six million Americans risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens at work each year. Many of these workers are in the healthcare industry. They generally expect and recognize their risk.  A surprising number of at-risk workers are spread across other industries, however. These workers can be at higher risk of infection because they and their employers are …

The 7 Most Common HIPPA Violations (And How to Avoid Making Them)

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received more than 28,000 complaints of possible HIPAA violations in 2019. The resulting investigations lead to more than $15 million in fines.  Nearly all fined entities were guilty of the same handful of common HIPAA violations. In fact, the same seven violations account for the majority of breaches nationwide …

What Are the Requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens Training?

Over half of all nurses will suffer a needlestick incident at least once. These dangerous accidents will leave them at serious risk of contracting bloodborne pathogens (BBP).  Nurses are far from the only people at risk of such exposure in the workplace, however. Workers in a range of industries face similar threats every …

Dentists and Compliance: An Overview of HIPAA Dental Patient Rules

More than 500 dental offices were crippled by widely-publicized ransomware attacks in 2019. The attacks, in August and in November, created havoc for dentists and their patients.  Between cyber attacks, increases in teledentistry, and other industry trends, dentists are finding themselves worrying about HIPAA compliance more than ever before. But what do HIPAA dental rules …

New HIPAA Law Guidelines for Contacting Recovered Covid-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma Donations

More than 2.3 million Americans are known to have contracted coronavirus. Despite a massive worldwide response to the pandemic, information on the virus remains limited. Treatment options continue to lag behind demand, as well.  This lag has been due in part to healthcare providers’ concerns about breaking HIPAA laws. As a result, the Office of …

HIPAA Rights: Is COVID-19 a Challenge to Privacy?

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Civil Rights has effectively commissioned a paper trail that traces a tested individual’s health status across various areas of their life. This article discusses findings from The National Law Review that explore whether certain aspects of The CARES Act violates people’s …

Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Get Qualified Today

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is a significant workplace hazard for many people across various industries. Organizations with employees who work with blood must ensure that each person receives sufficient training in how to protect themselves and others while working with bodily fluids.  This workplace-based bloodborne pathogen training course outlines how BBPs are …

How to Report a HIPAA Violation: The Complete Guide

Many companies are required by law to it here to the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This aims to protect a patient’s medical records and other sensitive information. If the company commits a HIPAA violation, it’s essential to report it. But, not everyone knows how to go …