Hipaa

HIPAA Fines to be Accompanied by Corrective Action Plans

HIPAA Fines to be Accompanied by Corrective Action Plans

The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services has progressively increased fines for health care providers who experience HIPAA breaches.

Keeping up With Business Associate Agreements

Keeping up With Business Associate Agreements

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HIPAA clearly states providers should have business associate agreements with vendors that receive, maintain, or transmit protected health information.

Encrypting Protected Health Information to Comply With HIPAA Regulations

Encrypting Protected Health Information to Comply With HIPAA Regulations

Encryption acts as a safe harbor. In case PHI is lost, sent to the wrong person, or stolen, it isn't considered a breach if it is encrypted.

HIPAA Advocates Protection of Anonymity When Sharing Data With Others

HIPAA Advocates Protection of Anonymity When Sharing Data With Others

Practices should review the list of 18 identifiers and remove each item before sharing data.

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