Managing HIPAA compliance can be a messy, complex process, especially for hospitals and health systems managing compliance for hundreds of individual clinics and practices. It can be difficult to track, maintain and report on risk management and cybersecurity efforts. Many organizations are using time-consuming manual processes such as spreadsheets and emails for compliance, which can require a significant investment of time, money, and resources. With the …
The HIPAA Security Rule requires physicians to protect patients’ electronically stored, protected health information.
Remote work is here to stay Many of us have been working remote for over a year now. The pandemic hit in March of last year and virtually all industries had to adapt. The transition was sudden at the time, and IT and security personnel quickly had to organize their workforce to successfully work remotely. Work from Home (WFH) is no longer a temporary solution to a worldwide pandemic; evidence suggests that many organizations and workforces will continue …
Appointing a HIPAA security and privacy officer can be a daunting task. Who should you select? What are their responsibilities? Whether you are a recently appointed HIPAA officer, or the one responsible for appointing one, understanding the purpose and responsibilities of a HIPAA officer is a vital component of your organization’s compliance program.
We all believe it will never happen to us. Appropriate cybersecurity measures are often avoided until a breach occurs and shakes the foundation of the organization. Waiting for a disaster to occur before making the necessary changes is common and very dangerous. Don’t let a breach be the catalyst for implementing cybersecurity measures
HIPAA laws can be complex and challenging, but they are also increasingly critical for healthcare practices to understand and be in compliance. As more of your practice becomes digital in one form or another—electronic health records (EHRs), remote patient monitoring, practice management systems, medical billing software—your risk of a breach increases. Your Responsibility Under HIPAA …
What should I do? Navigating the world of HIPAA can be difficult; and in the event of discovering a breach, many are unsure of how to proceed. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), “a breach is an impermissible use or disclosure of protected health …
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