Steven Marco

Newly Released Whitepaper Co-Authored with Microsoft

The concept of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation as  more and more companies are interconnecting everyday objects around us to the internet, such as: medical devices, appliances, voices and faces, HVAC systems, TVs, vehicles, money and health information.  These devices are now enabled to record and exchange …

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HIPAA Omnibus Checklist

Omnibus Checklist

The HIPAA Omnibus Rule modified the privacy and security rules for covered entities and their business associates. This rule went into effect on March 26, 2013, however, covered entities and business associates generally had until September 23, 2013 to become compliant.

HIPAA & Email

Is it possible to email patients in a HIPAA compliant manner? What can and cannot be included in an email to patients? What does HIPAA have to say about it? These questions have long been on the minds of providers as they attempt to navigate towards greater messaging options without opening themselves up to breaches, penalties or …

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HIPAA Rules for Medical Records

HIPAA Rules

In 1996, the American government recognized the need for those in healthcare fields to treat patient records as sensitive documents, not to be seen by any but authorized professionals. Because of patients’ need for privacy and security, only those with the need to know the details of a patients’ health information are allowed to view …

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HIPAA & Texting

In recent years, a great number of medical practices have embraced text messaging as a popular means for communicating to both patients and their internal staff members. Despite the convenience and time saving benefits, healthcare providers and staff must be aware of potential consequences when texting Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Text messaging includes any …

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HIPAA Compliance

With the ever-changing government rules regarding HIPAA compliance, the process of becoming HIPAA compliant can seem daunting, confusing, and time-consuming. Many regulations that were in place at the time of your analysis last year may now be outdated or changed. However, as you know, it’s vital to adhere to HIPAA compliance requirements to avoid the …

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What You Need to Know about the Newly Updated HHS Breach Tool

As part of their commitment to providing greater transparency to consumers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently launched their revised web tool designed to highlight important breach information. The HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool (HBRT) now includes enhanced navigation and gives the general public a deeper look …

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