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 [...]
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.
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.
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.