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Everyone Onboard: Applying the “Outbreak Prevention” Approach to PHI and ePHI

by ih-coc admin
Most expenditures undertaken by covered entities and/or their business associates to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule are related to network security, data storage, and endpoint access.

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.

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.

Do I Need a HIPAA Compliancy Consultant

Do I Need a HIPAA Compliancy Consultant

by Yenny (SU)
No doubt about it, the laws and regulations associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are quite complex. Complying with these rules and providing sufficient safeguards can be a daunting and overwhelming task for your organization.