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HIPAA Violation Fines and Penalties: What Are They in 2020?

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was put in place to protect the rights and confidentiality of patients.  Violating HIPAA is a big deal for medical professionals, and there are hefty fines associated with it. If you work in the healthcare industry, it’s important to stay up-to-date with evolving HIPAA regulations, violations, and …

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What Is the Legal Definition of Personal Health Information as It Pertains to HIPAA?

Do you have concerns about the safety of your personal health information? Today, personal privacy has risen to the forefront of many legislative arenas. Personal identifying information protection is becoming strictly regulated in many areas. The California Consumer Privacy Act now protects all consumer’s unique identifiers. The goal is to prevent customer profiling and exploiting personal data. …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Connection Between HIPAA and Mental Health

Did you know that roughly half of all people in the United States will face a mental health illness within their lifetime? Like any medical condition, mental health cases fall under the protection offered by HIPAA. HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law passed in 1996. The Act established …

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Patient Education: What Patients Need to Know About the HIPAA Act

  In today’s modern Digital Era, data and information are at a lower risk than before. While storing your patient’s data in a software system is convenient, there are things to consider.  The truth is, the government recognizes that  millions of health records  are still breached every single year. For that reason, your medical practice …

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Call from Apple and a Phishing Scam

Millions of people use Apple’s iPhone, computers and other peripherals as part of their everyday lives. With so many people devoted to Apple and its products, it’s not surprising that scammers take advantage of this through elaborate phishing scams. The scammers use a spoof phone number and accurate information about the company and possibly your …

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HIPAA Security Reminders

 

HIPAA Security Suite has developed a weekly HIPAA Security Reminder series that’s FREE for all of us who are responsible for, or engaged in, the use and protection of PHI.

Pursuant to Section 164.308(a)(5) of the HIPAA Security Rule, the Standard states: Implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including management).

This standard is part of our Best Practices Recommendations for HIPAA Security Suite users, but it’s available for FREE to anyone who wants to comply with HIPAA using the easiest, best tools available.

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