HIPAA Compliance Training for Medical Practices

HIPAA compliance training is crucial to healthcare and medical professionals everywhere. Most importantly, it is an ongoing process to ensure staff are fully compliant in the protection of a patient’s protected health information, or “PHI” for short. Additionally, HIPAA compliance training protects you from potential fines and penalties for HIPAA and HITECH violations. Your practice …

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How To Prepare For A HIPAA Audit

While a HIPAA audit is something you might be dreading, it is necessary. They can be intimidating and stressful, but they are an important part of protecting crucial information. Healthcare information is one of the most highly targeted areas for cyber attacks; the information company Experian predicts that it will be “the most targeted sector” in …

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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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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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