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Two HIPAA-Related Reminders for the Start of this School Year

by ih-coc admin
In the throes of the back to school rush, it is easy for parents and guardians to forget about the impacts and function of HIPAA privacy and security safeguards and their attendant risks, which take place when those same safeguards are ignored or under/over-utilized.

HIPAA Security Rule Implications for the use of Smart Devices when Accessing ePHI Information

by ih-coc admin
Accessing ePHI on smart devices, no matter how dire the circumstances, must be considered a potential risk, and should only be undertaken after safeguards in line with the HIPAA security rule are put into place, so as to minimize running the risk of patient privacy violations, or worse, an actual security breach.

Colington Consulting Announces New Partnership with Physician Focused, Providing Members with HIPAA Compliance Services

by ih-coc admin
Colington Consulting, a leading provider of HIPAA compliance services and training for all types of healthcare organizations, announces a new partnership with Physician Focused.

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.