Free Tool: Customizable Notice of Privacy Practices

Posted by Digital Manager on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Notificación de Prácticas de Privacidad. (Notice of Privacy Practices en Español.)

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires health plans and covered health care providers to develop and distribute a notice--the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)--that provides a clear, user-friendly explanation of individuals’ rights with respect to their personal health information and the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers. Access free privacy notice tools here.

Steri•Safe HIPAA Compliance Program Members rely on Stericycle for access to resources. Many providers seek templates to provide the Notice of Privacy Practices in English and Spanish to improve patient experience and understanding.

Stericycle is spreading the word about customizable, printable model NPPs developed by The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

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Topics: hipaa awareness training, hipaa privacy training, hipaa policy, hipaa policy template

HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced new guidance regarding HIPAA privacy during emergencies.

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Topics: hipaa awareness training, hipaa privacy training

HHS OCR Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 07:40 AM

The HIPAA Privacy Rule contains several provisions that recognize the integral role that family members, such as spouses, often play in a patient’s health care. At 45 CFR 160.103, the Privacy Rule includes the terms spouse and marriage in the definition of family member.

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Topics: hipaa for employees, hipaa awareness training, hipaa staff training, hipaa privacy training

These HIPAA threats could happen to ANY Provider. ARE YOU PROTECTED?

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thousands of laptops and other mobile computing devices are stolen every day. So if health providers can be taught anything from a recent HHS.gov news release, it’s this: you must comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to protect and secure health information—especially when using mobile devices.   

Learn what every HIPAA covered entity should know about mobile devices containing Protected Health Information ( PHI).

Stolen unencrypted computing devices with patient PHI pose a significant risk for HIPAA liability.

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Topics: hipaa awareness training, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa breach, hipaa threat

Top 5 Myths About Conducting a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

Believing these common myths puts you at risk for a HIPAA breach or violation. Know the facts and consider if your organization is adequately identifying and addressing HIPAA threats and vulnerabilities.

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Topics: hipaa training, hipaa awareness training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa breach

HIPAA Omnibus Regulations: 5 Questions to Ask

Posted by Nancy Burgess on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

When the final omnibus rule (Omnibus Rule) was unveiled at the start of 2013, Leon Rodriguez, HHS Office for Civil Rights Director, said,  “This marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented.” 

Now that the September 23, 2013 compliance deadline has passed, covered entity health care providers must ask, “Is our practice meeting all the requirements?”

Is your practice compliant with HIPAA Omnibus regulations?

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Topics: Stericycle, hipaa training, hipaa awareness training, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa breach, hipaa privacy training

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