HIPAA Security Guidelines: Understanding and Complying with the Requirements
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HIPAA Security Guidelines: Understanding and Complying with the Requirements

A covered entity that creates, receives, uses, or maintains electronic personal health information about people must adhere to HIPAA¬† security guidelines set forth under the HIPAA Security Rule. In order to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronically protected health information, the Security Rule mandates the use of the proper administrative, physical, and technical…

HIPAA Guidelines and Social Media: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers and Employees
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HIPAA Guidelines and Social Media: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers and Employees

For those in the medical field, social networking can be dangerous. A solid rule of thumb is to keep your personal and professional lives apart and to avoid posting anything related to your job or work-related on social media. If your post is about your job, there is a good likelihood that you will reveal…

HIPAA Privacy Regulations: Understanding and Complying with the Requirements
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HIPAA Privacy Regulations: Understanding and Complying with the Requirements

The HIPAA Privacy regulations establish federal standards to protect the confidentiality of personal health information and grant patients a number of rights with regard to that information, including the right to inspect and obtain a copy of their medical records as well as the right to request corrections. Compliance with HIPAA privacy regulations is supervised…

HIPAA Breach and Cloud Computing: Risks and Best Practices
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HIPAA Breach and Cloud Computing: Risks and Best Practices

Users of cloud computing can access cloud-stored data from any location that has an internet connection. Because it’s so simple to use, most organizations across all industries already adhere to common best practices when it comes to storing customer and patient data in the cloud. Yet, as remote work has become more popular and firms…

HIPAA Risk and Enforcement: Penalties and Consequences for Non-Compliance
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HIPAA Risk and Enforcement: Penalties and Consequences for Non-Compliance

The sensitivity of health information prompted federal governments to establish compliance rules to guarantee that patients’ privacy is always respected. Protected health information (PHI) and electronic PHI are now more secure thanks to the passage of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). You run the danger of receiving harsh fines if your business…

Common HIPAA Risks and How to Mitigate Them
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Common HIPAA Risks and How to Mitigate Them

Compliance with HIPAA is a continuous process. Do your business’ security and privacy policies and processes exist? Do you routinely evaluate your policies and practices? Is HIPAA training scheduled for new hires and for periodic updates for all staff members? Based on more than 500 security risk assessments performed by many security analysts for healthcare…