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The Benefits of Performing a HIPAA Risk Assessment

The Benefits of Performing a HIPAA Risk Assessment

by Yenny (SU)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule mandates that covered entities must conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare company.1 A wide range of organizations – from healthcare insurance providers to hospitals – fall into this covered entity group.

HIPAA – A Role of the Compliance Dice

by ih-coc admin
Some organizations may view HIPAA compliance as a roll of the dice because, let’s face it, the chances of any type of random audit are slim to none.

THE ELEMENTS OF A HIPAA RISK ANALYSIS

THE ELEMENTS OF A HIPAA RISK ANALYSIS

by Yenny (SU)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires all Covered Entities and Business Associates handling protected health information to conduct a risk analysis as the first step toward implemented safeguards specified in The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Security Rule, and actively maintaining HIPAA compliance.

Do I Need a HIPAA Compliancy Consultant

Do I Need a HIPAA Compliancy Consultant

by Yenny (SU)
No doubt about it, the laws and regulations associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are quite complex. Complying with these rules and providing sufficient safeguards can be a daunting and overwhelming task for your organization.

How cybersecurity affects HIPAA compliancy

How cybersecurity affects HIPAA compliancy

by Yenny (SU)
In 2015, the Cancer Care Group, an Indiana-based oncology practice, was fined $750,000 for a breach of patient information contained on employee’s laptop and unencrypted backup media. The incident was a clear violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, specifically the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules.