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HIPAA & Email

Is it possible to email patients in a HIPAA compliant manner? What can and cannot be included in an email to patients? What does HIPAA have to say about it? These questions have long been on the minds of providers as they attempt to navigate towards … [Continue reading]

Utah Hospital Aftermath: What Police Precincts Need to be Doing

Recently, like many Americans, we watched events unfold at a Utah based hospital between a police officer and hospital nurse. Being that our office is based in the Salt Lake City area, the incident hit close to home both literally and figuratively. … [Continue reading]

HIPAA & Texting

In recent years, a great number of medical practices have embraced text messaging as a popular means for communicating to both patients and their internal staff members. Despite the convenience and time saving benefits, healthcare providers and staff … [Continue reading]

What You Need to Know about the Newly Updated HHS Breach Tool

As part of their commitment to providing greater transparency to consumers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently launched their revised web tool designed to highlight important breach … [Continue reading]

2017 HIPAA Breach Stats: Where Are We At?

Now that the first half of the year is behind us, how is the healthcare community faring? Will the data breaches of this year surpass previous years, leaving entities scrambling and millions of patients left vulnerable? Let’s take a look at the … [Continue reading]

Your HITRUST Certified Practitioner

If your organization is looking to get HITRUST certified and complete a Security Risk Analysis, look no further than HIPAA One. We’ve added to our service offerings to assist with your HITRUST needs! As the first member of our team to become a … [Continue reading]

Small Medical Practices and Cyber Attacks

Recently one of our good friends and healthcare blogger, John Lynn of EMR & HIPAA wrote a blog on why small medical practices are at great risk for a cyber attack and we couldn't agree more. Too often small medical practices operate day to day … [Continue reading]

Updates to our Microsoft Windows 10 Whitepaper

In February, we released a whitepaper co-authored with Microsoft which reviewed how Windows 10 can be used as a compliant operating system for healthcare organizations. If your workplace uses and/or plans to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and … [Continue reading]

Penetration Testing & Patient Portals

As healthcare providers continue to embrace technology, are patients being left vulnerable? If a recent incident at a Frisco, TX-based healthcare services company, True Health Diagnostics is any indication, then the answer is a resounding “yes.” PHI … [Continue reading]

What Does Real Audit Preparedness Look Like?

Link to our recent press release: http://bit.ly/2qfTMgI For many members of the healthcare community, the word “audits” was overheard more than a few times last year. In March 2016, Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) … [Continue reading]