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

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

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

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

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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