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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.

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).

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.

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.