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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.

Are your employees a threat to HIPAA compliancy?

Are your employees a threat to HIPAA compliancy?

by Yenny (SU)
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was a landmark piece of legislation issued to set national standards for the protection of specific health information.

The Benefits of Performing a HIPAA Risk Assessment

The Benefits of Performing a HIPAA Risk Assessment

by Yenny (SU)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule mandates that covered entities must conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare company.1 A wide range of organizations – from healthcare insurance providers to hospitals – fall into this covered entity group.