HIPAA Associates has created HIPAA ABCs to help healthcare providers stay informed on the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Our newsletters present bite sized pieces of information that are easy to understand and remember. Our HIPAA ABCs will cover a variety of topics we feel are most relevant for a busy healthcare practice regardless of whether you are a covered entity or business associate.


Presented to busy healthcare professionals interested in HIPAA

We will help you understand HIPAA from

A to Z

Access to PHI


Cybersecurity and HIPAA

Permissible Uses and Disclosures

Social Media and HIPAA

Texting and HIPAA

Treatment and HIPAA

Breaches of PHI

HIPAA Complaints

Disclosure of PHI to Law Enforcement

Encryption and HIPAA

Reasonable Safeguards

Penalties for HIPAA Violations

Technical Safeguards

Sharing Mental Health Information

HIPAA Gap Analysis

HIPAA ABCs is meant for busy practices who have to understand the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  We understand how difficult it must be to stay abreast of important aspects of the Rule. We are here to help make it easy for you by presenting our HIPAA topics in small doses through our HIPAA ABCs.  We encourage our readers to contact us with topics they may find helpful or interesting in their practice.  We will do our best to include them in future issues of HIPAA ABCs.  No topic is too small or large for inclusion.

All covered entity organizations that handle protected health information (PHI) must follow the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Under HIPAA, PHI is individually identifiable health information that is used, maintained, stored or transmitted by a HIPAA covered entity.

It is the responsibility of these organizations to safeguard all protected health information and demonstrate this through a carefully crafted HIPAA compliance plan. The covered entity could be a healthcare provider, health plan, health insurer or healthcare clearinghouse. 

HIPAA Associates is here to help you with you understand the  HIPAA Privacy Rule in your practice.

We encourage our readers to contact us with topics they would like to see covered by HIPAA ABCs.