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10 Steps to help prevent Breaches of PHI

You may have heard of healthcare organizations struggling to comply with HIPAA. The Health Insurance Portability[…]

Are you accidentally disclosing patient information?

   If you are accidentally disclosing Patient information, also known as PHI, you are causing a data breach for your[…]

Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule: Part III – Administrative Safeguards

In the final post of this blog series, we will cover the Administrative Safeguards required for covered entities as set[…]

Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule: Part II - Technical Safeguards

Welcome to Part II of this series regarding the HIPAA Security rule. As a reminder, the HIPAA Security Rule is broken[…]

Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule: Part I - HIPAA Physical Safeguards

While HIPAA covers a broad scope of healthcare related items, its Security Rule specifically sets forth standards[…]

HIPAA Training is not HIPAA Compliance

We hear from so many doctors’ and dentists’ offices that they are “HIPAA-compliant” because they have completed the[…]

Connecticut patients can now sue healthcare providers for privacy violations or PHI disclosure

The Connecticut Supreme court has ruled that patients have the right to sue healthcare providers for privacy violations[…]

They all ask for a risk assessment: have you completed yours this year?

Yes, they all ask for a risk assessment.   If you, as a healthcare covered entity or a healthcare business associate,[…]

On-site audits to follow OCR Phase 2 HIPAA desk audits

During the OCR/ NIST Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security conference in September[…]

Patients' Right of Access - Get it, Check it, Use it

Patients' right of access to their health information was emphasized by multiple speakers at the annual NIST/ OCR HIPAA[…]