HIPAA Privacy

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, […]