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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.

What Happens If a HIPAA Breach Affects Fewer than 500 Individuals at a Healthcare Facility?

What Happens If a HIPAA Breach Affects Fewer than 500 Individuals at a Healthcare Facility?

by Shearly (SU)
If your healthcare practice must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, a breach of protected health information may require patient and government notifications.

HIPAA Requirements for Web App Development for Medical Websites

HIPAA Requirements for Web App Development for Medical Websites

by Yenny (SU)
If you are part of the medical community, you are probably well aware of HIPAA, and the importance of maintaining compliance when it comes to Protected Health Information (PHI). But, do you really understand what you need to do to make sure your web application development for your website is HIPAA compliant?