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HIPAA Blog2021-09-08T00:51:12+00:00

HIPAA Associates presents a source of knowledge on the HIPAA Privacy-Security Rule which will help you manage your program. Our HIPAA Blog covers the basics of HIPAA which you need to know. We will also keep you informed of new rules as they are made available. Our HIPAA ABC newsletter provides key concepts on HIPAA which are easy to read and to understand.

Breaches of Protected Health Information

The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information.

By |December 14, 2018|Categories: Breaches, Privacy Rule|Tags: , |Comments Off on Breaches of Protected Health Information

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 ensure healthcare is not compromised while still safeguarding the integrity of protected health information.  It is likely HIPAA and COVID will [...]

By |April 6, 2021|Categories: Privacy Rule, Special Topics in HIPAA|Comments Off on HIPAA and COVID

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 |June 18, 2019|Categories: Security Technical Safeguards|Tags: |Comments Off on HIPAA Technical Safeguards Protect PHI

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 |July 12, 2021|Categories: Disclosures of Protected Health Information|Comments Off on Information Blocking

Reasonable Safeguards for PHI

Reasonable Safeguards for PHI are precautions that a prudent person must take to prevent a disclosure of Protected Health Information. To protect all forms of PHI: verbal, paper, and electronic, provides must apply these safeguards.

By |April 15, 2019|Categories: Security Technical Safeguards|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Reasonable Safeguards for PHI
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