Appointing a HIPAA security and privacy officer can be a daunting task. Who should you select? What are their responsibilities? Whether you are a recently appointed HIPAA officer, or the one responsible for appointing one, understanding the purpose and responsibilities of a HIPAA officer is a vital component of your organization’s compliance program.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information.
Much like the Security Risk Analysis tool is designed to address the risk of a security incident, the Privacy Software is designed to appropriately respond to disclosure and privacy risks. The HIPAA One Privacy Risk Analysis was designed as a NIST-based risk analysis with next-generation features to simplify, automate, and highlight high-risk vulnerabilities with a real-world action plan.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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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