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Key Facts About HIPAA Law and Employers During COVID-19

There have been a lot of questions about what local health departments and other COVID related providers can and can’t do lately. Some of those questions are about what your employer can share with medical professionals and vice versa. The detailed answers depend on the state, but there are some overarching themes everyone needs to …

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7 HIPAA Facts You Need To Be Aware Of

Some privacy policies require an advanced degree just to understand the agreement. Consumers can all but give away their rights their personal information by accepting policies without understanding what they’re signing up for. HIPAA regulations, however, don’t require patients to read between the lines.  Under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law, …

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What Can You Expect From a HIPAA Risk Analysis?

Are you confused about what’s required under the HIPAA risk analysis requirements? Don’t worry because you aren’t alone. After all, failing to perform or incompletely performing the risk analysis is the top reason for HIPAA violations.  Risk analyses are required for any healthcare organization that falls under HIPAA statutes. A proper risk analysis will assess …

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Updated HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a release in response to COVID-19. Telehealth providers are now exempt from HIPAA violations. As long as providers practice good faith, they will not receive fines for any violations that occur.  With that said, HIPAA privacy and security rules still apply to all other healthcare organizations. The …

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HIPAA Policy Rundown: Everything You Need to Know About HIPAA Compliance

When it comes to medical information, security is key. However, with the increase of digital health, more medical data is being stored online and in “the cloud”. While electronic records make managing patient information easier, it also creates the opportunity for security breaches. Not only that, but even small errors can expose an individual’s private …

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How to Maintain a HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Platform

The pre-COVID telehealth market industry was valued at $49.8 billion. Now, it’s expected to hit $266.8 billion by 2026—that’s more than quadruple it’s value. These numbers are less about money and more about the way society’s moving. Technology’s the way of the future. Like brick and mortar businesses have gone digital, healthcare’s followed suit. As healthcare providers shift to remote …

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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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