What Is a HIPAA Violation? (And How to Prevent It)

If you’ve ever worked in the medical field, you likely have a love-hate relationship with HIPAA violations. Known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidelines, HIPAA has incredibly strict guidelines and policies which all medical professionals must follow. And if you’re not familiar with them, it can get you in some muddy waters. …

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Why is HIPAA Security So Important?

Millions of people visit a hospital or doctor’s office every year. This means there are countless files out there containing private health information. That’s of past and present patients.  As a medical professional or administrator, it’s your professional (and personal) obligation to keep those records private.  The penalties for violating HIPAA security laws are severe …

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How Increased Cyber Threats Impact Healthcare Providers and What to do About it

Cyber crime is becoming a very real threat for organizations across the world. One industry becoming a cyber criminal’s prime target is the healthcare industry. In 2015, an incredible 100 million patient records were globally breached. So, it is now more important than ever for organizations to follow the HIPAA security rule. For this reason, …

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10 Facts About the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and Breach Reporting

With US healthcare’s mandatory move to electronic medical records, Dark Web thieves have taken full advantage of the ability to access personal details. It’s up to all medical staff and healthcare organizations to protect their electronic medical records and stay up to date with HIPAA Breach Notification Rules and breach reporting practices. With so much personal information online, …

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The Number One HIPAA Security Rule for all BYOD Programs

Using your own device for work is convenient and cost effective for your employer. In the health industry, many organizations and hospitals are opting to allow employees to use their own devices for work. Also, mobile technology is a useful tool with numerous online libraries and hundreds of health-related apps available at the touch of …

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Is Your Medical Practice Following These HIPAA Security Guidelines?

Recently, the Memorial Healthcare System had to pay out $5.5 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over violations in their HIPAA practice and procedures. Can you be sure that your medical practice is on point when it comes to your HIPAA security and compliance? Without a consistent effort to maintain knowledge …

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The HIPAA Compliance Checklist Your Practice Needs to Follow

When it comes to HIPAA laws, health care providers can’t afford to drop the ball. Confidentiality and security are the meat of HIPAA Privacy Regulations. Use the questions and HIPAA compliance checklist below and see how your current practice measures up. HIPAA Compliance Checklist Confidentiality HIPAA laws are centered around the importance of patient privacy. To …

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The HIPAA Compliance Checklist Your Practice Needs to Follow

When it comes to HIPAA laws, health care providers can’t afford to drop the ball. Confidentiality and security are the meat of HIPAA Privacy Regulations. Use the questions and HIPAA compliance checklist below and see how your current practice measures up. HIPAA Compliance Checklist Confidentiality HIPAA laws are centered around the importance of patient privacy. To …

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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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