By Art Gross – Isn’t it wonderful how technology has made medical care more accessible? Not only can medical professionals be mobile and go TO their patients, but patients can now take ownership via apps and devices…
By Matt Fisher – Privacy of health information is receiving a significant spotlight as a result of big technology companies moving into the healthcare industry. While Amazon and Microsoft seem to slip past many headlines, Google is not in the same boat.
By Matt Fisher – As National Cybersecurity Month comes to a close, it should be stated that security and cybersecurity need care and attention all year long. To effectively protect data in an organization’s trust, security demands constant vigilance and an evolving approach to recognize the shifting nature of threats.
By Art Gross – HIPAA compliance doesn’t care if you’re a small business or a non-profit. This isn’t said in a disrespectful manner to the laws that govern the policies, but to make you aware that your business status, or identifying structure won’t allow you to be overlooked.
By Kayla Matthews – Any time a medical professional works with patient information, they must carefully follow HIPAA regulations and standards, including those that protect patient data. Medical devices — which can store, analyze and transmit patient data —
By Kathryn Marchesini JD & Ali Massihi – As ONC works to advance the development and use of health IT, we know that you play an important and equal role in maintaining the public’s confidence and trust. The privacy and security of health information is always…
By Art Gross – While it is required within HIPAA rules and regulations to complete a risk assessment regularly, the question may still be in your mind regarding WHY you have to do this. The legal ramifications are obvious.
By Art Gross – Enforcement is in action. That’s what Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg recently learned when they agreed to pay $85,000 in penalties to the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights for a potential violation of the HIPAA right to access provision.
By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, became U.S. law in 1996. Since then, patient privacy has been a top-of-mind concern for health care providers.
By Art Gross – Making dinner plans? Check online for reviews before you spend your money dining out. Ready to book a vacation? You’re definitely making sure the pool is as big as they say it is. How about when it comes to personal care? Do you check online to see if a medical facility is up to par?
By Matt Fisher – For the first time, a medical practice received a HIPAA fine as a result of an online post. The settlement provides a clear lesson on the limitations of social media for healthcare organizations and the need to carefully consider what information will be posted before clicking submit.
By Matt Fisher – How is HIPAA enforced? That may be a simple enough question, but it also contains more nuance than may initially be expected. Determining how HIPAA is enforced can depend upon how the term enforcement is viewed and interpreted.
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