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Monthly Update: October 2020 HIPAA Violations

The amount of information that we give employers, insurance companies, and our medical professionals can seem invasive.
Oftentimes we want to cling to our privacy and dread the rather intimidate questionnaire that can come from […]

HIPAA Answers: Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

Are you wondering if HIPAA applies to you or your workforce? Are you wondering to what degree is your personal health information protected? If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.
In essence, HIPAA […]

HIPAA Guidelines on Telemedicine: A Complete Guide

 
In February of 2020, the CDC noted that the level of telemedicine visits skyrocketed to about 154 percent more than in 2019.
No doubt, with the COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the world, the need for socially […]

When Was HIPAA Enacted, by Whom and Why?

HIPAA has a lot of moving parts, but you may not think to learn when about HIPAA history. You may not know, when was HIPAA enacted?
It’s a good question, and it can tell you […]

What Does HIPAA Protect?

Did you go into health care with the goal of working with people and helping them get healthy? That’s a great reason to, but you also need to understand and follow HIPAA.
What does HIPAA […]

5 Benefits of HIPAA Compliance

If you work in the healthcare industry, the words “HIPAA” and “compliance” are likely a part of your everyday vocabulary. You’ll hear them thrown around in the context of patient paperwork, records, and more.
As […]

A Guide to HIPAA Violations Associated With Social Media

While HIPAA isn’t that old of a law, it does predate the rise of social media. Still, social media isn’t immune to the effects of HIPAA.
HIPAA violations associated with social media are just as […]

HIPAA Retention Requirements: Know What to Do

Recent audits suggest that two-thirds of covered entities fail to comply with one or more aspects of HIPAA law. These failures can be costly.
In the wake of this news, many covered entities are re-examining HIPPA rules and their compliance […]

What Are the Penalties for HIPAA Violations and How to Avoid Them

Committing HIPAA violations as a medical worker can lead to a career end. Oddly enough, these violations are quite common and can occur without direct knowledge of the event.
HIPAA violations are categorized by tier, […]

Texting Violation of HIPAA

Imagine you have a thriving medical practice, but your patients want to receive information about their records via text. You learn that you can text your patients, but you need to follow HIPAA rules.
Luckily, […]