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On Demand Webinar - HIPAA Requirements for Safeguarding Protected Health Information
Being in compliance with HIPAA involves not only ensuring you provide the appropriate patient rights and controls on your uses and disclosures of protected health information, but also that you ensure you have the proper policies, procedures, and documentation in place. If audited or the subject of...  Read More
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
Dental Offices May be Targeted for HIPAA Audits
A little over a year ago, the former Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Leon Rodriquez, referred to covered entities that did not realize they have business associates relationships in place. He went on to say that some business associates did not know that they were actually business...  Read More
The Cost of HIPAA Compliance for Small Healthcare Providers
Let’s start with what happens if you are not compliant: $1.5 million could be just the start of your costs. That is what the civil monetary penalties can be up to for settlements with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for HIPAA breaches. If you are not in compliance, you...  Read More
5 Critical Areas of a HIPAA Risk Management Plan
As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) looks to ramp up HIPAA compliance reviews this fall, there is still sufficient time for small healthcare providers to review, update, and even start their HIPAA compliance documentation.As I have previously...  Read More
FBI Warns Healthcare Providers About Cybersecurity Risk
Here is a repost of a recent article that appeared in the Homeland Security News Wire:FBI warns healthcare providers about cybersecurityPublished 7 May 2014 The FBI has issued a private industry notification (PIN), warning healthcare providers that their cybersecurity networks...  Read More
HIPAA Compliance:  Not on These Dentists’ Radar
Recently I attended a healthcare networking event and met a dental practice management consultant. After exchanging some opening pleasantries, we started an engaging conversation regarding HIPAA compliance for dental practices. With more offices turning to the use of electronic health records and...  Read More
HIPAA Security Factoid
Accordingto the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 40% of reported healthcare data breaches involve a lost or stolen laptop or mobile device. Make sure all your portable devices,tablets, thumb drives, and external hard drives that containpatient records haveproper encryption safeguards...  Read More

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