HIPAA Enforcement

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 […]

Monthly Update: HIPAA Violations in November 2020

For healthcare data breaches involving 500 or more records, 2020 was a banner year. Unfortunately, 642 of these large breaches occurred this past year.
As it currently stands, hacking and other IT incidents tend to be […]

OCR Announces Enforcement Discretion Regarding Use of Online or Web-based Scheduling Applications for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

During the pandemic, care providers face many challenges. One of those challenges is maintaining HIPAA compliance during COVID-19 vaccinations.
HIPAA security rules protect patient health information. They establish safeguards that care providers must implement for […]

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 […]

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, […]