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What is HIPAA Certification?

HIPAA Certification is a term commonly used by many vendors today which erroneously claim the ability to certify organizations on the HIPAA Privacy Rule and make them HIPAA Compliant. In most situations this is a term used for marketing purposes and has little meaning in terms of HIPAA compliance. This is [...]

By |2022-05-30T15:48:32-04:00March 10, 2022|HIPAA Training, Privacy Rule|Comments Off on What is HIPAA Certification?

HIPAA Violations

To begin to understand a HIPAA violation we must clarify the meaning of a violation. If we review definitions, we will find that a violation is a breach, infringement, or transgression, as of a law, rule, promise, etc. This is clear enough for most of us to understand. Next, we [...]

By |2022-06-06T22:16:48-04:00February 2, 2022|Breaches, Disclosures of Protected Health Information|Comments Off on HIPAA Violations

What is the HIPAA Law?

To fully understand "What HIPAA Stands For" and "What is the HIPAA Law" it is important to know some of the history behind the rule. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Privacy Rule to implement the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 also [...]

By |2022-05-30T12:35:08-04:00September 15, 2021|Privacy Rule|Comments Off on What is the HIPAA Law?

Information Blocking

Information blocking is an action by an actor, a HIN, HIE, health information technology developer of certified health IT, or health care provider that is likely to prevent or materially discourage the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI) unless required by law or specified by the Secretary HHS as a reasonable and necessary activity.

By |2022-05-30T12:38:23-04:00July 12, 2021|Disclosures of Protected Health Information|Comments Off on Information Blocking

HIPAA and COVID

Guidance from OCR: COVID and HIPAA The HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements have been a challenge to healthcare providers due to the unusual circumstances caused while treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has monitored the situation and taken steps to [...]

By |2022-05-30T15:52:03-04:00April 6, 2021|Privacy Rule, Special Topics in HIPAA|Comments Off on HIPAA and COVID

Security Risk Analysis

What is the difference between a HIPAA Gap Analysis and a HIPAA Risk Analysis? Many organizations use these interchangeably, however, they are not correct in doing so. Don't make the same mistake. We can help you understand the difference.

By |2022-05-30T13:05:55-04:00September 15, 2019|Security Technical Safeguards|Comments Off on Security Risk Analysis

HIPAA Technical Safeguards Protect PHI

HIPAA technical safeguards protect PHI and have become a major part of any HIPAA Privacy program. Technical safeguards are important due to constant technology advancements in the health care industry.

By |2022-05-30T13:07:54-04:00June 18, 2019|Security Technical Safeguards|Comments Off on HIPAA Technical Safeguards Protect PHI
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