Internal Audit Checklist for HIPAA

The internal audit checklist for HIPAA is one of the primary elements of HIPAA implementation. The passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by the U.S. Congress in 1996 was aimed at regulating the way and process by which healthcare institutions across the country reveal the medical information of their patients. The […]

Hurricane Harvey HIPAA Reminder

Disasters, which can ultimately lead to a data breach, come in various forms – natural, man-made and technical. HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission are just a handful of entities requiring that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the sensitive information (e.g., protected health information (PHI) and […]

Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research.

The Value and Importance of Health Information Privacy Ethical health research and privacy protections both provide valuable benefits to society. Health research is vital to improving human health and health care. Protecting patients involved in research from harm and preserving their rights is essential to ethical research. The primary justification for protecting personal privacy is […]

New HIPAA rules: Make sure you are in compliance because your liability has increased

Healthcare providers have until September 23 to put into place internal policies and procedures needed to comply with sweeping changes coming to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a set of rules, known collectively as the omnibus rule, designed to supplement […]

HIPAA compliance expectations from Small Healthcare Providers

If your small healthcare practice needs to understand how to put a HIPAA compliance program in place or make sure the current program is adequate and can withstand government scrutiny, please join us for this informative and interactive Two-day training course.

HIPAA’s compliance expectations from Business Associate

  The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regards the Business Associate as a major player. HIPAA defines the Business Associate (BA) as either an organization or a person who works with or provides service to a Covered Entity, who in turn is defined as one who handles or discloses Protected Health Information (PHI). […]