When putting together your organization’s strategy for HIPAA compliance, it is important to know and understand the rules of the system to ensure your training and documentation protocols are error-free and are consistent with […]
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received more than 28,000 complaints of possible HIPAA violations in 2019. The resulting investigations lead to more than $15 million in fines.
Nearly all fined entities were guilty of the same handful of common […]
More than 500 dental offices were crippled by widely-publicized ransomware attacks in 2019. The attacks, in August and in November, created havoc for dentists and their patients.
Between cyber attacks, increases in teledentistry, and other industry trends, dentists are […]
New HIPAA Law Guidelines for Contacting Recovered Covid-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma DonationsGreg Garner
More than 2.3 million Americans are known to have contracted coronavirus. Despite a massive worldwide response to the pandemic, information on the virus remains limited. Treatment options continue to lag behind demand, as well.
This lag has been due […]
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Civil Rights has effectively commissioned a paper trail that traces a tested individual’s health status across various areas of their life. This article discusses findings […]
Many companies are required by law to it here to the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This aims to protect a patient’s medical records and other sensitive information.
If the company commits […]
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. Since COVID-19 began spreading throughout the world, it has been wreaking havoc on several different sectors.
There have even been changes in the […]
The Ultimate HIPAA Compliance Checklist
In 2018, Anthem suffered a series of cyberattacks that led to the most significant health data breach in U.S. history. The breach exposed the protected health information of nearly 79 million people.
When dealing with sensitive patient data, HIPAA guidelines come into play. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is the standard for healthcare organizations to ensure patient confidentiality stays intact, but does the […]