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 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
I HATE Compliance - Resistance is Futile!
Really. I hate the word "Compliance."It kind of makes me feel like I am giving up a part of myself. It makesme feel like Captain Picard staring out his ship's screen looking atthis overwhelming monster-The Borg, demanding submission. Maybe I amjust a nerd like that? Does compliance irk you...  Read More
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
The High Cost of Noncompliance in Health Care
Health care IT security has been lackluster of late, to say the least, as countless breaches of patient data have taken place in a relatively short period of time with no signs of a changing tide rolling in soon. This is one of the many reasons why regulators and law enforcement officials have...  Read More
Common Threats to Health Data Security and Their Consequences
The health care industry has been under the gun of late because of the increasing prevalence of major data breaches that have exposed the medical records of millions of individuals around the globe. As more entities fall victim to these events, regulators, advocacy groups, the general population...  Read More
Indiana Dentist Fined by State for HIPAA Violations
According to an article published in the Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune, a former Kokomo dentist, Joseph Beck, “agreed to pay the state $12,000 for disposing of patient files in an Indianapolis dumpster, the Attorney General’s Office (recently) reported. The Attorney General’s Office...  Read More

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