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 Security Rule requires physicians to protect patients’ electronically stored, protected health information.
We all believe it will never happen to us. Appropriate cybersecurity measures are often avoided until a breach occurs and shakes the foundation of the organization. Waiting for a disaster to occur before making the necessary changes is common and very dangerous. Don’t let a breach be the catalyst for implementing cybersecurity measures
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.
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