Safeguarding Against HIPAA Violations and Penalties

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Aug 04, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

Why It’s Time for a Reality Check

When it comes to medical practice management, most healthcare practices take information privacy and security very seriously in order to protect their patients. But, a large number of these organizations are often not entirely HIPAA compliant, leaving them open to potential breaches, HIPAA violations and penalties.

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Topics: hipaa training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa breach, hipaa training for employees, HIPAA Compliance, hipaa violations, hipaa penalties, medical practice management

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

THEFT is one of healthcare’s biggest HIPAA breach threats.

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Health information data breaches are increasing in number and magnitude. But by taking 4 simple, proactive steps, your practice can avoid being a victim of theft.  

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Topics: Stericycle, Steri-Safe, hipaa security training, hipaa breach

Deadline Looms for Annual Reporting of HIPAA Breaches

Posted by Digital Manager on Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

The next HHS deadline regarding reportable breaches of unsecured PHI is March 1, 2014. Read on to learn about the specifics of this deadline, what it means to your organization and action steps you can take today.

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

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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