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

Parkway General Surgeons: One Practice’s Approach to HIPAA Compliance

Posted by Digital Manager on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @ 02:17 PM

Building and Maintaining a Strong HIPAA Compliance Program

In healthcare today, safeguarding your patients’ data is critically important, so organizations must build and maintain a strong HIPAA compliance program to protect patient privacy and avoid potential data breaches or financial penalties.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

The Balancing Act Between HIPAA Compliance and Running a Business

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 09:18 AM

With competing priorities and limited resources, your medical practice or health care facility is constantly performing a balancing act between meeting regulations and running a business. If you aren’t focused on HIPAA compliance because you don’t think an audit or breach will happen to you, you could be “walking the tight rope” toward HIPAA issues.  

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Who Doesn’t Love Low Cost AND Highly Effective?

Posted by Digital Manager on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 01:12 PM

In its newly revised Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), stresses that basic security measures can be highly effective and affordable.

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Topics: hipaa training, hipaa staff training, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa privacy training, HIPAA Compliance, hipaa policies

The Importance of Protecting Your Patients’ PHI

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Newest HIPAA Settlement Underscores Consequences of Failing to Identify and Address Basic Risks to Protected Health Information (PHI)

Protecting your patients’ personal health information continues to take precedence for those in the medical field.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has posted a bulletin regarding an enforcement action from OCR that resulted in a $150,000 fine and a 2-year Corrective Action Plan. This was a result from an organization that was not performing basic security functions such as having up to date security policies implemented and followed along with the use of software that had not been updated and was unsupported which allowed for security vulnerabilities.  

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Five Strategies for Managing Compliance through Technology

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Medical practices are facing limited resources, decreased margins and growing patient populations in the current healthcare environment. These factors are greatly impacting workflows of already strapped practice staff, causing essential tasks to take a backburner, such as compliance efforts.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Compliance, HIPAA Compliance

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