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What Are HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements?

When it was first implemented in 1996, one of HIPAA’s core goals was to improve Americans’ awareness of and control over their protected health information (PHI). Over time, the OCR has added to and […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Are the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Regulations?

Imagine this, you are going about your day working in the medical industry. Suddenly, you receive notice that you’ve broken the law.
You have violated a part of HIPAA, maybe a part that you didn’t […]

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 […]