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HIPAA One partners with athenahealth

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Lindon, UT – August 28, 2015 HIPAA One, a provider of HIPAA Security and Privacy Compliance software, today announced that it has partnered with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) program, making HIPAA One part of the athenahealth Marketplace offerings. Together, the companies will work to link athenahealth’s growing network of more than 67,000 healthcare providers with the capabilities of HIPAA One to make healthcare providers more successful, profitable, and responsive to patient needs.

“HIPAA one delivers a powerful tool for Covered Entities and Business Associates,” said Steven Marco, President of HIPAA One. “We have disrupted the HIPAA Audit space by automating 78% of the mundane, labor-intensive and error-prone activities of the risk analysis and documentation.  Thousands of sites are already using HIPAA One.  Through our partnership with athenahealth, we can leverage our experience in HIPAA compliance and help athenahealth clients more easily identify real risk to their organizations, reduce costs and make the sometimes intimidating process of responding to an audit as simple as clicking the “download report” button. We guarantee HIPAA compliance with the Security Rule when using HIPAA One and will be offering discounted pricing for athenahealth providers.”

athenahealth is a cloud-based services company with a vision to build an information backbone to help make health care work as it should. Through the MDP program, athenahealth is accelerating high-value innovation via the cloud, offering new services to help providers thrive in the face of industry change and pressure.  MDP partners with innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, and individuals who are passionate about disrupting established approaches in health care that simply aren’t working, aren’t good enough, or aren’t advancing the industry.

To learn more about athenahealth’s MDP program and partnership opportunities please visit www.athenahealth.com/disruption.

About HIPAA One

We work tirelessly to provide the best HIPAA compliance software and professional services in the industry.  Owned and professional services provided by Modern Compliance Solutions, HIPAA One® was designed from the ground-up to be the most simple, automated and affordable solution.

Our goal is to establish long-term relationships with our clients and partners to be “everything HIPAA” under one roof.  To be the resource for seasoned audit professionals looking for 3rd party assurances and those who seek a solid foundation in HIPAA Compliance for their organizations.

To learn more about HIPAA One, please visit https://www.hipaaone.com.

Contact Info

Bobby Seegmiller

HIPAA One

bobby@hipaaone.com

801.770.1199

Atlanta Children’s Hospital Fires and Files Suit Against Executive

According to a recent report,  an award-winning Atlanta children’s hospital recently fired and filed suit on one of its former top executives for allegedly stealing hospital data.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta filed a complaint in Atlanta federal court on Oct. 25 against Sharon McCray, who was its corporate audit adviser, claiming she stole a considerable amount of proprietary information.

The list of data McCray is alleged of stealing includes patient health information of children, DEA numbers, financial information, state license numbers for more than 500 health care providers, along with other private information of Children’s.

McCray, who was an employee since 2000, announced her resignation to Children’s on Oct. 16, which was to be effective Dec. 20.

It was only two days later the hospital noticed McCray had been emailing its protected health information to her personal email account. Children’s claimed McCray started emailing herself this information the day she announced her resignation and then continued through Oct. 21, when the hospital shut off her access to her corporate email account.

A meeting occurred between Children’s and McCray on Oct. 21 where she admitted to emailing information to her personal email account. The next day, McCray was fired.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which has been a renowned pediatric facility since 1998, requested McCray give back the information. But she has yet to do that, so Children’s is asking a federal judge to force McCray to do so.

Google – A HIPAA Compliant Business Associate?

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Last month, Google announced that they will sign a HIPAA Business associate agreement (BAA) with organizations who are using their Google Apps services: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Google Apps Vault.

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a set of laws requiring secure access to identifiable healthcare information. All organizations must comply in protecting specific information including name, address, health information and payment records (referred to as “protected health information” or PHI).

The BAA is required when two or more entities share PHI in order to outline the responsibilities between the parties as to the security of the information as well as outline accountability in case of a breach.

To sign up for the BAA with Google, an administrator must answer the following three questions online:

  1. Are you a Covered Entity (or Business Associate of a Covered Entity) under HIPAA?
  2. Will you be using Google Apps in connection with Personal Health Information?
  3. Are you authorized to request and agree to a Business Associate Agreement with Google for your Google Apps domain?

After responding, the administrator will be taken to the BAA for review and signature.

If your organization is looking for email, calendar, and document storage that is HIPAA compliant, Google is a great place to start.