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Don’t believe in HIPAA Compliant Products

Products Support HIPAA Compliance but may not be HIPAA Compliant Don’t believe in HIPAA Compliant Products…or other imaginary things. As the healthcare industry prepares for its largest gathering of health […]

Make Your Own HIPAA Deadlines

Make HIPAA Deadlines for Compliance Happen While there are various deadlines included in the 562-page HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule released in January, there are some HIPAA deadlines you should set for yourself […]

Treat Protected Health Information like gold

To secure Protected Health Information first get your people to respect it If you use your imagination you can get your workforce and management to understand the importance of Protected Health […]

How to Enforce the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s Minimal Necessary Access Requirements

Sharing patient information with others in your office can violate HIPAA Privacy Rule The Minimal Necessary requirement of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is a good example of how Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards must all be […]

Can you PROVE you are HIPAA compliant?

HIPAA Compliant work requires detailed tickets and checklists Your Chief Information Officer (CIO) calls you in to say that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is […]

Don’t Join the HIPAA Data Breach ‘Wall of Shame’

HIPAA Data Breach: Protect your data storage devices and backups, and train your staff In compliance with the HIPAA Data Breach Notification Rule, more than 570 HIPAAdata breaches of over 500 records […]

HIPAA Compliance – Eating the Elephant One Bite at a Time

Building a HIPAA Compliance Program, step-by-step Like eating an elephant, building a HIPAA compliance program can be a daunting task. What do you do? What should you do first? Where […]

HIPAA Security Rule: Assigned Responsibility and Resources

“Why me??? I don’t know anything about the HIPAA Security Rule or technology!” You were just told you are your organization’s HIPAA Security Officer. As you read through the HIPAA […]

The Number One HIPAA Requirement – the HIPAA Risk Analysis

HIPAA Risk Analysis and Your Critical Starting Point The HIPAA Risk Analysis is so important that it is the first item defined in the HIPAA Security Rule, a requirement since 2005. It forms […]

HIPAA Compliant Data Access

HIPAA Compliant Data – Who Can Get to What, and Why Before you give your employees HIPAA compliant access to patient data you must do some planning. While it would be […]