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HIPAA – Why is Compliance So Hard to Achieve?

by ih-coc admin
Almost every day there is another news article announcing breaches large and small. Why is that? Why is compliance so hard to achieve?

The Role of Disclosure Management in Mitigating the Effects of a HIPAA Breach-- Takeaways from the Largest Pediatric Hospital Breach Ever Reported

by ih-coc admin
On May 23, 2018, Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE, "internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders” uncovered a data security breach.

How Breaches Add Up to Millions for Failed HIPAA Compliance

How Breaches Add Up to Millions for Failed HIPAA Compliance

by Yenny (SU)
It’s no secret that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations cost businesses money – and their reputation – when they’re found to be non-compliant. The guidelines of HIPAA provide strict standards for the electronic exchange of health information for covered entities and business associates.

Do the proposed changes to “meaningful use” mean the end of risk assessments?

Do the proposed changes to “meaningful use” mean the end of risk assessments?

by Yenny (SU)
Technology sometimes changes faster than regulations can keep up. Laws and incentives that are part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) were designed to encourage the adoption of electronic health records to replace paper and streamline communications.

The Benefits of HIPAA Compliance Services for Physicians

The Benefits of HIPAA Compliance Services for Physicians

by Yenny (SU)
As a doctor, you have your hands full just taking care of your many patients, running a practice, and providing quality healthcare service. The last thing you need to worry about is whether your practice is being managed properly when it comes to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance.