HIPAA and Healthcare Compliance: How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare System

Article On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. Since COVID-19 began spreading throughout the world, it has been wreaking havoc on several different sectors. There have even been changes in the healthcare industry. Many people are questioning whether the movement to telehealth methods of seeing …

What You Need to Know About HIPAA Training During COVID-19

We all know that the HIPAA privacy rule is strict. Your teams need HIPAA training to make sure they know the law to avoid violations and the huge fines that come with them.  The coronavirus pandemic likely put a spanner in your training plans. Not only are healthcare teams exceptionally …

Re-Opening the Office: How to Prepare Your Workplace in the Wake of COVID-19

Estimates show that 25 to 30 percent of workers will be working from home several days a week by the end of 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated that trend but it’s not an option for every business. If you’re bringing employees back into your office as the COVID restrictions start to …

The Ultimate HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The Ultimate HIPAA Compliance Checklist In 2018, Anthem suffered a series of cyberattacks that led to the most significant health data breach in U.S. history. The breach exposed the protected health information of nearly 79 million people. As a result, Anthem agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services …

New CE Course Offering: Infection Control and COVID-19 in Healthcare Training

Infection control has always been an important part of the job for all healthcare workers, and with the recent pandemic caused by COVID-19 it’s more important than ever. This 2 hour course, based on the 2018 AAHA Infection Control Syllabus and CDC Recommendations for COVID-19 in healthcare, will take the …

What is HIPAA Certification?

When dealing with sensitive patient data, HIPAA guidelines come into play. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is the standard for healthcare organizations to ensure patient confidentiality stays intact, but does the HIPAA certification actually exist? The real answer to this question – no. There is no legal …

What does HIPAA stand for?

HIPPA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The purpose was to improve how healthcare entities protect sensitive patient information. Since this time, new rules were added to HIPAA to enhance the current levels of protection. HIPAA has several covered entities, including …