7 Things You Need to Know to Avoid a HIPAA Violation with your Psychotherapy Notes

The work of a therapist is private and intimate. Every client you meet with needs to be able to trust that the information they share with you remains confidential at all times. This is part of the reason why HIPAA is in place, but it goes way beyond the paperwork.  If a client feels that …

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How to Change the Privacy Measures of Your Web Browser Settings

The year 2017 saw a healthcare data breach every single day, totally more than 470 breaches by the end of the year. Yet, despite these attacks, studies found that just 29 percent of health systems in the U.S. have effective cybersecurity measures in place to protect patient information. Think that taking measures to safely store …

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What You Should Know About HIPAA Guidelines for the Medical Office

You can go to jail for violating HIPAA laws. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again. In one recent case, a former autism treatment center employee was convicted of stealing the protected health information (PHI) of 300 current and former patients. He pled guilty and received a 30-day jail sentence followed by 3 years of …

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What Exactly Qualifies as a HIPAA Covered Entity?

Does your staff think HIPAA is a strange type of undiscovered animal? Or do they understand the significance of this law and how it can affect your medical practice? A HIPAA covered entity is an agency that handles protected health information. This information includes identification of the patient, diagnoses they’ve received and payment information. Data …

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What Is the Minimum Necessary Rule In HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) exists to protect patient information and keep their most personal details private. It places limits on sharing between providers and contractors and sets a standard for cybersecurity to protect data from hackers. The rules themselves are broad and often vague. Still, several standards guide HIPAA enforcement that …

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The Worst Healthcare Data Breaches of 2017 (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Every story has a lesson, and every failure is a chance to grow. In 2017, medical practices experienced a horrific year of failure. If you’re in the medical field, it’s vital to understand how data breaches affect your company and your patients. It’s also important to know what you can do to prevent issues from …

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Medical Practices Beware: Common Cyber Security Attacks in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is attacked by cybercriminals twice as much as other industries. The sector is particularly vulnerable due to its large cyber surface. Networks include everything from doctors offices and clinics to connected medical devices, multi-cloud SaaS and LaaS environments, and more. So how can you protect your medical practice from security attacks? In …

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HIPAA Security Reminders

 

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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).

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