The History of HIPAA: Everything you need to know
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA, was established on August 21, 1996. HIPAA was created to promote the portability and accountability of health insurance coverage.
How Well Do You Understand Your HIPAA Risks?
HIPAA laws can be complex and challenging, but they are also increasingly critical for healthcare practices to understand and be in compliance. As more of your practice becomes digital in one form or another—electronic health records (EHRs), remote patient monitoring, practice management systems, medical billing software—your risk of a breach increases. Your Responsibility Under HIPAA …
I have experienced a breach, now what?
What should I do? Navigating the world of HIPAA can be difficult; and in the event of discovering a breach, many are unsure of how to proceed. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), “a breach is an impermissible use or disclosure of protected health …
Online HIPAA Training and Certification
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HIPAA One Summer Release 2020
HIPAA One is excited to announce the new features and updates for our Summer Release 2020. The updates added to the HIPAA One platform are designed to enhance the user experience through easier navigation, simplified workflows, and customized reporting. As an industry-leader for HIPAA compliance, our goal is to continually provide affordable solutions that simplify …
Being HIPAA Compliant in a Changing World of Health Care
The health care and HIPAA landscape has changed dramatically since the beginning of 2020. Learn about why it is more important than ever to be HIPAA compliant.
Telehealth and COVID-19, Protecting ePHI
The traditional means of patients seeking treatment (in-person) has been disrupted and has accelerated the need for hospitals and clinics to adopt telehealth technologies. As organizations adopt these new technologies, precautions and appropriate safeguards should be taken to ensure ePHI stays secure.
Business Associate Agreements (BAA) and Microsoft Office 365
Health and Human Services defines a Business Associate as, “any entity or person that is not directly employed by a provider, but who works with and on behalf of the provider and has access of the PHI of the provider’s patients.” Examples of Business Associates include: Accountants Attorneys Billing companies Coders Collection companies and their …
Staying Alert: Coronavirus-themed phishing emails on the rise
COVID-19 phishing emails: The second virus you didn’t see coming As the Coronavirus spreads around the world, much of the workforce has been invited to work remotely for the next few weeks. It is important to uphold current security measures as well as implement new security measures to ensure the safety of your organization. Cyber …
Coronavirus and HIPAA Compliance
During a public health emergency, it can be confusing to know what information can be shared about individuals who have contracted COVID-19 and those suspected of exposure. To help organizations navigate the complexities of sharing information, we want to walk through what disclosures are permitted. Before we jump in, it is important to note that …
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