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 Training Requirements: 7 Common Questions Answered

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a piece of legislation that was passed in 1996. It offers patients a wide variety of protections in regard to their health information. The pressure HIPAA puts on medical professionals has never been greater. This is due to the growth of reliance professionals allocate towards technology to …

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How to Get a HIPAA Certification

Does your company need to be HIPAA compliant? If you’re in the health industry or do business with healthcare organizations and have access to protected health information (PHI), you’re required to comply with HIPAA rules. Failure to do so could trigger hefty fines and penalties. Penalties charged from noncompliance range from $100 to $50,000 per …

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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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