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Using Cybersecurity to Protect PHI

HIPAA Technical Safeguards protect PHI and are a major part of any HIPAA Security program. Using cybersecurity to protect EPHI is a key feature of HIPAA. Technical safeguards are key protections that help to maintain the safety of EPHI as the internet changes.

By |2023-05-29T08:11:00-04:00September 9, 2018|Security Technical Safeguards|Comments Off on Using Cybersecurity to Protect PHI

Texting Protected Health Information Safely

The Office for Civil Rights or OCR with HIPAA oversight has not produced the long-awaited guidance on texting protected health information. Finally, at a Health Information Management Conference in March the OCR director said healthcare providers could text message their patients with PHI.

By |2022-06-01T17:05:54-04:00August 22, 2018|Disclosures of Protected Health Information, Security Technical Safeguards|Comments Off on Texting Protected Health Information Safely

The Right to Access Protected Health Information

One of the key elements of HIPAA has been to provide individuals with a right to access PHI such that they may be in more control of decisions regarding their health and well-being. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), was created to protect the privacy and security [...]

By |2022-12-29T20:05:09-05:00June 7, 2018|Disclosures of Protected Health Information, Privacy Rule|Comments Off on The Right to Access Protected Health Information
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