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 …
Security and contingency planning in the shadow of COVID-19
We’ve received several inquiries from our colleagues in the health care industry related to the increased prevalence of remote work and contingency operations. Given these uncertain times, we wanted to share a few thoughts that might help as we proceed into some new and uncomfortable realities.
HIPAA Resources for COVID-19
With the recent Coronavirus outbreak, many healthcare professionals and business associates have questions about staying HIPAA compliant during a public health emergency. It can be confusing to know what information to trust. We have complied a list below of trusted sources for COVID-19 updates and HIPAA. COVID-19 Resources: CDC.gov/coronavirus WHO.int/emergencies/diseases HIPAA and COVID-19 Resources: 2019 …
Leveraging HIPAA to achieve success in 2020
We want to discuss a few things you can to do to alleviate end-of-year stress and ensure your organization is taking preventative measures year-round to avoid breaches.
Lessons learned from a $65,000 HIPAA fine
There are several lessons to be learned from the OCR announcement stating that West Georgia Ambulance has agreed to pay a settlement of $65,000.
The Present (and Future) of Healthcare IT Security
It has been another busy year for Healthcare IT. Between acquisitions, changes in regulations, and IoT, there has been a lot of progress. However, there is one trend we aren’t so proud of and that is the number of breaches that have happened in 2019. If you made it to December without an IT incident, …
Happy Holidays from HIPAA One
Dear Friends, In this season of celebration, on behalf of HIPAA One, I want to wish you a happy holiday and thank you for being part of the HIPAA One community. We are devoted to service and value the opportunity to work together in supporting your organization’s compliance and cybersecurity needs. In 2019, we were …
HIPAA Enforcement is Here to Stay
HIPAA enforcement is here to stay. Not only has the OCR enforcement increased, they have been investigating an increasing amount of smaller organizations.
Top HIPAA compliance pitfalls to avoid
To help organizations wade through the complexities of HIPAA and completing a security risk analysis, we wanted to walk through a few common HIPAA pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Substance Abuse and HIPAA
As part of the renewed effort to combat ongoing substance abuse and provide resources for prevention, 42 CFR Part 2 regulations (Part 2) were enacted in 1987 by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as authorized by both the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 and the Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1972.
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