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HIPAA Security Rule: Fact or Fiction?

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Is a small medical or dental practice HIPAA compliant if their vendor of the electronic patient records management program says, “Our software and program is HIPAA compliant so your practice is also.”

Medical Identity Thefts Account for 43% of all Reported Identity Theft Cases in U.S.

Medical Identity Thefts Account for 43% of all Reported Identity Theft Cases in U.S.

by Bevon Findley (SU)
You may want to ask your medical or dental provider what measures they are taking to protect your electronic health records. In some cases, the answer may surprise you. Here is a recent article from USA Today that will get your attention.

Top 10 Myths of HIPAA Risk Analysis

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The following is a top 10 list distinguishing fact from fiction when it comes to conducting A HIPAA Security Risk Analysis.

10 Reasons to be HIPAA Compliant

10 Reasons to be HIPAA Compliant

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Here is a reprint of a recent online article submitted by Nick McGregor and posted by CMIT Solutions. # 7 on the list calls for an increase in enforcement of HIPAA compliance by HHS. More of an incentive to make this a priority if your small practice has not done so already.

HIPAA Security Rule: Bull’s-eye on Business Associates

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Let’s start by providing some guidance on how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) defines the role of a Business Associate.