Virtual Seminar on HIPAA Training for Compliance Officer

This 6-hour seminar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur. It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2018. Areas also covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data and risk factors […]

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 […]

HIPAA survival is not difficult. It just requires good comprehension.

You can take this bet: Try finding out from any healthcare industry professional what she considers the biggest professional challenge of hers, and HIPAA survival would surely not miss out from any healthcare professional’s list. Why? Simply because HIPAA audits are complex.  Period. So, is the toughness and complexity of HIPAA audits such that one […]

All about HIPAA compliance

HIPAA compliance is a must for Covered Entities and their Business Associates. It is a sine qua non requirement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a US federal department that is charged with the responsibility of enhancing and protecting the wellbeing and health of all Americans. It provides the means for bringing […]

Breaking down the rules into steps makes HIPAA compliance less complicated

HIPAA compliance is a legal requirement for Business Associates and Covered Entities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 with two main intentions: o  To enable employees to keep their insurance intact when they switched jobs or their insurance provider o  To facilitate the payment and information process by putting in place […]

HIPAA Security Rule Principles

Though short in length,HIPAA Security Rule principles are well defined in some areas, but vague in some others, making implementation of these areas difficult. HIPAA Security Rules are an offshoot of the Privacy Rule. While Privacy Rule concerns itself with Protected Health Information (PHI) in general, the HIPAA Security Rule (SR) concerns itself specifically with […]