what is considered a breach of hipaa

What Is Considered A Breach Of HIPAA: Everything You Need To Know

Do you own a medical practice or run a medical office? If so, then you need to ensure that you’re doing everything possible to keep your patient information private. Your patients come to you with their most sensitive and private questions and problems. It is your responsibility, under the law, to keep that information secure. …

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How HIPAA-Compliant Smart AI Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

HIPAA-compliance means keeping patient information secure and respecting their privacy. HIPAA is much more than a standard practice, it is an ethical matter.  Every aspect of healthcare must be in compliance with HIPAA, even the technology.  This article will explore smart AI technology and its lasting effects on healthcare. What Does Smart AI Look Like …

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NIST guidelines

7 New NIST Password Guidelines You Need to Know

You can overcome the challenges of HIPAA compliance. Begin by understanding and implementing NIST password guidelines.  As technology improves, so do the methods that hackers come up with to compromise your network. You can expose your organization to severe liabilities if you don’t stay prepared for a potential OCR HIPAA compliance audit.  Resultantly, many healthcare …

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how to become HIPAA compliant

HIPAA Compliance Guide: A Guide on How to Be HIPAA Compliant When Working Remotely

Are you a physician? Do you work in a private practice or a clinic setting? Are you a healthcare facility or a business that works with the healthcare industry? If you collect, store, share, and/or use patient information, you must follow HIPAA rules. If you’re unsure about how to become HIPAA compliant, continue reading. This …

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HIPAA violation fines

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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personal health information

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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hipaa and mental health

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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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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