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How cybersecurity affects HIPAA compliancy

How cybersecurity affects HIPAA compliancy

by Yenny (SU)
In 2015, the Cancer Care Group, an Indiana-based oncology practice, was fined $750,000 for a breach of patient information contained on employee’s laptop and unencrypted backup media. The incident was a clear violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, specifically the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules.

What Happens If a HIPAA Breach Affects Fewer than 500 Individuals at a Healthcare Facility?

What Happens If a HIPAA Breach Affects Fewer than 500 Individuals at a Healthcare Facility?

by Shearly (SU)
If your healthcare practice must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, a breach of protected health information may require patient and government notifications.

HIPAA Requirements for Web App Development for Medical Websites

HIPAA Requirements for Web App Development for Medical Websites

by Yenny (SU)
If you are part of the medical community, you are probably well aware of HIPAA, and the importance of maintaining compliance when it comes to Protected Health Information (PHI). But, do you really understand what you need to do to make sure your web application development for your website is HIPAA compliant?

What is a HIPAA Certification?

What is a HIPAA Certification?

by Yenny (SU)
Chances are, you’ve seen the acronym “HIPAA” many times, and wondered what it stands for. It’s the abbreviation for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which was enacted in 1996 as a step toward healthcare reform.

ARE YOU SURE YOUR MEDICAL BUSINESS IS HIPAA COMPLIANT?

by Natalie (SU)
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a U.S. law that took effect in 2003 to assure that patient’s medical records and other health information provided to health plans, hospitals, doctors and other health care providers is protected. HIPAA is enforced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide nation-wide privacy and security standards for patient information, while allowing patients greater access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed. HIPAA established national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity (medical provider).