• search
Helping Organizations Achieve HIPAA Compliance ™
Call Today: (800) 733-6379

HIPAA Compliance Blog

HELPING ORGANIZATIONS ACHIEVE HIPAA COMPLIANCE rss


Keeping Medical Records Private 101: How to Follow HIPAA

Keeping Medical Records Private 101: How to Follow HIPAA

by Yenny (SU)
HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) became law in 1996 and revolutionized requirements and practices ensuring patient rights, privacy, and security. Instead of laws that were unclear or insufficient in some cases, HIPAA became federally mandated and regulated. However, the healthcare businesses that must comply have to navigate complex rules and make sure regulations are being followed.

Undergoing a HIPAA Breach Investigation

Undergoing a HIPAA Breach Investigation

by Yenny (SU)
When it comes to reporting HIPAA breaches, it’s important to beat the clock. No employer expects that it will happen to them, but sometimes a lack of adequate IT security, privilege misuse by employees, or miscellaneous errors1 can cause the unthinkable to happen – a widespread leak of Protected Health Information (PHI).

HIPAA: Impacting More than Just Your Front Desk

HIPAA: Impacting More than Just Your Front Desk

by Yenny (SU)
Prior to the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, most doctor’s offices had a sign-in sheet on a clipboard at the front desk where patients would sign in. There was no thought about whether someone’s name or appointment information would be seen and recorded.

Are your employees a threat to HIPAA compliancy?

Are your employees a threat to HIPAA compliancy?

by Yenny (SU)
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was a landmark piece of legislation issued to set national standards for the protection of specific health information.

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.