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HIPAA compliance toolkit by HHS for Healthcare providers

A new security risk assessment (SRA) tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS. The SRA tool is the result of a collaborative effort by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator

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Crafting a Social Media Policy: Who needs to be at the table?

The healthcare industry has been slow to embrace social media. Only 23% of registered hospitals are active on a social platform in 2013*. This number is expected to double in 2014. Yet almost 69% of hospitals do not have a social media policy. There are many good

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HIPAA Violation Settlement by Skagit County Public Health Department

Skagit County, Washington, has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules according to HHS.  Skagit County agreed to a $215,000 monetary settlement and to work closely with the Department of Health and

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10 Myths and Facts about HIPAA and Meaningful Security Risk Analysis

Conducting  a security risk analysis to meet the standards of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule is included in the meaningful use requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The following areas addresses some of the common myths about conducting

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6 Reasons Healthcare Systems Fear Social Media

There are over 5,700 registered hospital systems in the United States. A recent survey of hospitals  determined less than 1,600 systems participate in social media*. That means less than 30% of US  hospitals are involved in the social conversation. Why? For smaller hospital systems the answer could be very simple

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Do I need to address all identified security risks?

Before conducting meaningful security risk analysis of ePHI, it is important that practitioners clearly understand the terminologies: Risk is the level of exposure and potential impact of threats on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Threats are all factors that can have a

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Dermatology Practice Settles Potential HIPAA Violations

Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C., of Concord, Mass.,  has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy,  Security, and Breach Notification Rules with the Department of Health and Human Services, agreeing to a $150,000 payment. The practice will

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Meaningful Use Risk Analysis Scope

Identifying the scope for Meaningful Use security risk analysis starts with understanding the flow of your electronic Protected Health Information.  According to HHS guidelines, the following personal information (18 identifiers), when combined with clinical data, becomes Protected Health Information (PHI), which is the scope of security risk

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Update on Meaningful Use Stage 2 Security Risk Analysis

Close to 415,000 providers are participating in the popular CMS Medicare and Medicaid meaningful use incentive program. If your practice has not participated in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs previously, please click on the link here  to learn how you can receive federal incentives. If

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Security Risk Analysis – Beyond satisfying HIPAA compliance requirement

A Security Risk Analysis may seem like just another compliance requirement, but it makes good business sense as well. Physician practices, clinics and small businesses that qualify as Business Associates under the new HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule are under tremendous pressure to meet very stringent compliance requirements as of September

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