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Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 1

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know – Part 1

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Recently, the Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Roger Severino, made an announcement at the 28th Annual HIPAA Summit in Washington, D.C.

Email: The Biggest Culprit of HIPAA Noncompliance

Email: The Biggest Culprit of HIPAA Noncompliance

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
In our last blog, I made a passing mention of how email is a potential source of compromised ePHI (electronic protected health information).

The Severity of Noncompliance: Victims and Liability

The Severity of Noncompliance: Victims and Liability

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
We talk about the importance of HIPAA compliance all the time in the medical profession, and there’s a good reason for that. In today’s article, we’re taking a closer look at a major incident that happened not very long ago.

How Do HIPAA Breach Reporting Requirements Affect State Reporting?

How Do HIPAA Breach Reporting Requirements Affect State Reporting?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
For those of us involved in the world of HIPAA compliance, we are certainly aware by now that the Breach Notification Rule requires Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA) to notify affected parties of any breach.

Everyone Onboard: Applying the “Outbreak Prevention” Approach to PHI and ePHI

by ih-coc admin
Most expenditures undertaken by covered entities and/or their business associates to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule are related to network security, data storage, and endpoint access.