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Am I Designated as a HIPAA Business Associate?

by ih-coc admin
An easy way to figure out if you or your company is a BA is by asking this question?

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.

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.

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.