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

Taking a Harder Look at HIPAA Compliance Is Good Common Sense.

Posted by Digital Manager on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Failure to identify and address basic risks or to actively follow what is documented in policies and procedures puts PHI at risk and can compromise the financial well being and reputation of your organization. That’s why every business can benefit from a harder look at their HIPAA compliance.

To comply with the HIPAA Security Rule, you must continue to review, correct or modify, and update security protections for electronic PHI. All health care providers who are “covered entities” under HIPAA are required to perform a risk analysis. (This analysis is also required if you are receiving EHR incentive payments).  

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Topics: hipaa training, hipaa staff training, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa privacy training

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

6 Reasons Why It’s Time for a HIPAA Reality Check

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Many medical and dental offices may be breaching HIPAA laws without realizing it or have employees doing so without their knowledge. That should be a wake-up call to those who feel they have nothing to worry about when it comes to HIPAA.

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Topics: hipaa training, hipaa staff training, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa privacy training, hipaa training for employees

Is Your Current HIPAA Training Inspiring the Necessary Aha Moments?

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Teaching your staff about current rules and regulations for privacy and security under the new HIPAA Omnibus regulations is critical to helping prevent health information breaches. But is your current HIPAA training inspiring the necessary aha moments?   

Here’s what one EMR Administrator/Privacy Officer said after her clinic’s first on-site HIPAA training presented by a Stericycle HIPAA Compliance Specialist: “This was a real eye-opener for our entire staff.”

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

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

5 Critical HIPAA Learnings From 2013's Most Significant Breaches

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

What can we learn from healthcare’s most significant breaches of 2013?

Reading HealthITSecurity.com’s article on the largest and most unusual data breaches of 2013, my head was shaking—not in disbelief, but with an affirmative bobblehead nod. Yes. The all too common trend in data breaches is the theft of unencrypted devices. Yep. There will always be people who steal, snoop and misuse patient information. Yeah. Every one of these companies is glad that 2013 is over because a solitary breach made it a long, painful year.   

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Topics: Stericycle, hipaa training, hipaa staff training, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, 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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