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Posted 3/15/2018 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 23
Had a Business Associate Tell You They’re HIPAA Certified?
 Many vendors would like HIPAA certification to confirm they are fully compliant with HIPAA Rules and understand all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), but is it possible to obtain HIPAA certification to confirm HIPAA compliance?Many companies claim they...  Read More
Posted 1/17/2018 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 44
WHAT ABOUT ENCRYPTED EMAIL?
Many Smart Training clients send Protected Health Information via email but are unsure how to make their email HIPAA compliant.  To add to the challenge, many email service providers offer an encrypted email service, but not all are HIPAA compliant – and few actually incorporate the necessary...  Read More
Posted 12/11/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 39
YOUR OFFICE, HIPAA AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Many times, HIPAA violations are caused by well-meaning staff members. More and more often, violations occur because of inappropriate use of social media. Staff members should be trained on the ‘Golden Rule’ of social media usage; if they wouldn’t say it in an elevator, they shouldn’t say it...  Read More
Posted 11/20/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
HIPAA THEFTS FACILITATE INCOME TAX FRAUD
Ever wonder where the criminals who file fraudulent income tax returns get the data they need to scam the government?  Consider Jean Baptiste Alvarez, a 43-year-old behavioral healthcare worker who stole daily census sheets from the 267-bed facility where he worked. The census sheets contained all...  Read More
Posted 11/3/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 22
HIPAA Security: Are Your Patients Records Safe?
A former nurse from Midway, Florida was convicted of wire fraud, theft of government funds, possession of unauthorized access devices and aggravated identity theft. The 41-year-old woman was employed as a nurse in a Tallahassee nursing home.She stole the personal information of 26 patients,...  Read More
Posted 11/3/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 293
2018 New HIPAA Policies
One of the most valuable elements of Smart Training’s client offerings is our comprehensive HIPAA Policies and Procedures document, which offers more than 40 required patient privacy guidelines to client offices.Beginning in 2018, four new topics will be addressed by HIPAA Policies:    A new Cell...  Read More
Posted 10/9/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 24
How Secure is Your Office’s WiFi Network?
If you offer patients a WiFi network to access when they are in your office waiting room, your practice is liable for any criminal activity that transpires.  Considering that nothing on the internet is really secret, this is a serious concern.You may provide a ‘splash page’ containing an acceptable...  Read More
Posted 9/18/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 23
How To Protect Patient Data Part 3: HIPAA's Physical Safeguards
The HIPAA Security Rule defines physical safeguards as “physical measures,policiesand procedures to protect electronic information systems from natural and environmental hazards and unauthorized intrusion.”In 2012, when Hurricane Sandy breached lower Manhattan, officials estimated that...  Read More
Posted 9/14/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
How To Protect Patient Data Part 2: Social Media Posts
By responding to a patient review on social media recently, a Texas dentist found himself in hot water with HHS and the Office for Civil Rights. While the dentist wasn’t fined formisusingpatient information, he did have to spend money for specialized legalcounsel,and likely spent many...  Read More
Posted 8/21/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 47
 Is HIPAA Compliance Worth Your Attention?
Most Americans think of themselves as honest, law-abiding citizens. However, consider a familiar experience: You get into your car to drive to work and the first thing you do is buckle up. Why?Either you buckle up because it’s the law, or you buckle up because you are mindful of the reports...  Read More
Posted 8/9/2016 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 584
ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?
HIPAA just got a little bolder! This week I had an opportunity to attend a special legal update webinar about the new PHASE I & PHASE II HIPAA AUDITS that all healthcare offices are subject to --throughout the USA.As a HIPAA Trainer & Coach I have to attend HIPAA updates constantly. While...  Read More
Posted 5/4/2016 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 54
Enterprise Mobility Security Remains Challenging
The healthcare sector has had to overcome a wealth of challenges when it comes to IT security, service management and delivery in the past few years, with so many new tools and solutions quickly gaining a vital designation among leaders. From telemedicine and mobility to big data and electronic...  Read More
Posted 10/7/2015 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 167
HIPAA Policy and Procedures – The Backbone of a Comprehensive Compliance Program
by Jay Hodes – President, Colington Consulting Within the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), there is a HIPAA requirement that calls for the implementation of reasonable and appropriate policies and procedures to comply with the standards, implementation specifications or other requirements of...  Read More
Posted 5/29/2015 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 206
5 Tips from a HIPAA Consultant
by Jay Hodes, President - Colington ConsultingI always make it a point to educate healthcare providers (Covered Entities) and those designated as Business Associates who are trying to understand the complexities of HIPAA compliance. No matter what your involvement with HIPAA regulatory requirements...  Read More
Posted 4/17/2015 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 221
HIPAA Compliant: What Does That Really Mean?
Often I hear the term “HIPAA Compliant” being used in healthcare and the related IT sector. The term normally refers to a product, service or software that somehow is using, accessing, storing or transmitting protected health information (PHI). This term has become an unofficial seal of...  Read More
Posted 4/13/2015 by dbaileypt in Secure Messaging and File Delivery - HIPAA Compliant Email   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 443
How can dental practices choose and use email encryption?
has become an important asset for healthcare organizations in a world where cybersecurity is a necessity. Although it doesn't seem like the most fancy or complex protection tool, it can be an amazing resource for email security, and may have been able to prevent the Sony Entertainment cyberattacks...  Read More
Posted 1/10/2015 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 249
HIPAA Training:  What is Required for My Practice?
Let me try to bring some clarity to what is required for HIPAA Security Awareness Training, especially dental providers that utilize electronic health records (EHR) and/or file electronic health insurance claims. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides guidance for the...  Read More

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