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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 […]

New $400,000 HIPAA Penalty

Want to avoid a HIPAA penalty?  400,000 reasons to check your network security. Want to avoid a HIPAA penalty?Do you know… what a firewall is? the difference between a firewall […]

HIPAA Compliant E-mail: Myths & Facts

Understand What Constitutes HIPAA Compliant E-mail Every day I get questions about HIPAA compliant e-mail, and many days I see or hear something that leads healthcare organizations and their business […]

HIPAA Business Associate Myths & Facts

Make your vendors (HIPAA Business Associates ) accountable NOW, or pay a big price HIPAA Business Associatecompliance can spell big trouble for medical practices, because many practice managers have not […]

Make Training Easy to Avoid a HIPAA Penalty

A HIPAA Penalty Can Be Avoided Using Key  Online Tools and Training Technology can only go so far in protecting data and avoiding a HIPAA penalty, but your employees have […]

HIPAA Compliant Practices Earn Meaningful Use Money

Being HIPAA Compliant is not a Snapshot in Time Meaningful Use requires you to protect patient data. Protecting patient information is like protecting patient safety; it is something you have […]