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Could Baby Pictures Violate HIPAA?

Could Baby Pictures Violate HIPAA?

by Yenny (SU)
According to the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it is a violation of federal law for covered entities (including almost all physician offices) to disclose protected health information of patients. The scope of what is and isn’t protected health information can even lead to question the practice of obstetricians posting photos of newborns that they helped deliver.

What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

by Yenny (SU)
Part of the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that became law in 1996, the HIPAA Privacy Rule defined the part of the law that protects patients’ protected health information (PHI). Among organizations this rule applies to are health plans and providers who use electronic medical records (EMR) either internally or to invoice insurance companies.

Keeping Medical Records Private 101: How to Follow HIPAA

Keeping Medical Records Private 101: How to Follow HIPAA

by Yenny (SU)
HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) became law in 1996 and revolutionized requirements and practices ensuring patient rights, privacy, and security. Instead of laws that were unclear or insufficient in some cases, HIPAA became federally mandated and regulated. However, the healthcare businesses that must comply have to navigate complex rules and make sure regulations are being followed.

Undergoing a HIPAA Breach Investigation

Undergoing a HIPAA Breach Investigation

by Yenny (SU)
When it comes to reporting HIPAA breaches, it’s important to beat the clock. No employer expects that it will happen to them, but sometimes a lack of adequate IT security, privilege misuse by employees, or miscellaneous errors1 can cause the unthinkable to happen – a widespread leak of Protected Health Information (PHI).

HIPAA: Impacting More than Just Your Front Desk

HIPAA: Impacting More than Just Your Front Desk

by Yenny (SU)
Prior to the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, most doctor’s offices had a sign-in sheet on a clipboard at the front desk where patients would sign in. There was no thought about whether someone’s name or appointment information would be seen and recorded.