Do you handle protected health information (PHI) at work? If so, you must ensure that all email communications and other forms of PHI communication, storage, and transmission comply with the Health Insurance Portability and […]
The threat and risk of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations and the breach of protected health information (PHI) remains a problem for covered entities and business associates. Although HIPAA may appear […]
According to a 2021 study based on data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the frequency of data breaches involving healthcare institutions increased by 84% between 2018 and 2021. The […]
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.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 and is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services released a set of proposed rules that would replace the current Meaningful Use program for Medicare physicians with the Advancing Care Information program. According to […]
On April 21, 2016, our social media feeds, newscasts, and radio broadcasts were inundated with the announcement that the musical legend Prince was found dead. Just as quickly as this news broke, reports also […]
The security of your organization is a high priority, especially when dealing with PHI and medical records. There are many causes of breaches in security, and knowing which issues pose the most risk for […]
The HIPAA Security Rule: Get Serious About Compliance
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 2014 audits are here. The September 23, 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule compliance date is past. If you have not fully […]