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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.

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.

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.