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Consequences for HIPAA Violations

A recent HHS Office for Civil Rights email blast outlined a story that many of us have heard before, another business closed with significant monies paid out in fines. Filefax, Inc. has agreed to pay $100,000 in order to settle potential violations … [Continue reading]

We’ve Helped Many Access the LADMF! Need Assistance?

Last May, we wrote a “How To” blog on the Social Security Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) aka DMF and the response has been overwhelming! The HIPAA One team is delighted by how many of you have come forward and asked us to assist your … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

2017 Deadlines for EHR Incentive Programs

Does your workplace accept any payments from EHR incentive programs like MACRA or Meaningful Use? If so, the fourth quarter is probably a busy time preparing and finalizing documents for submission. At HIPAA One, we understand the amount of extra … [Continue reading]

Not All Risk Analysis Tools Created Equal

One of our favorite phrases at HIPAA One is “free like a puppy.” Our President, Steven Marco uses it regularly on webinars to convey the sentiment that nothing is ever truly free and there is always some kind of hidden string attached. This sentiment … [Continue reading]

Answering the Age Old Question

True or False: Are penetration tests and vulnerability scans one in the same? If you answered “False” you are correct, however, it can be difficult to understand the difference between the two information security services. Whereas both are … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Utah Hospital Aftermath: What Police Precincts Need to be Doing

Recently, like many Americans, we watched events unfold at a Utah based hospital between a police officer and hospital nurse. Being that our office is based in the Salt Lake City area, the incident hit close to home both literally and figuratively. … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]