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Update: HIPAA and Same-sex Marriage

Understanding Spouse, Family Member, and  Marriage in the Privacy Rule The HIPAA Privacy Rule contains several provisions that recognize the integral role that family members, such as spouses, often play in a patient’s health care. For example, the Privacy Rule allows covered entities to share information about

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Checklist: Safe Disposal of Patient Data

A covered entity or business associate must remain in accordance with HIPAA  164.310d(1), Physical Safeguards – security procedures need to include: “Device and media controls. Implement policies and procedures that govern the receipt and removal of hardware and electronic media that contain electronic protected health information into

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Ensuring the Security of Patients’ Data

A survey from the Verizon Enterprise revealed that 46% of healthcare patient data breaches are attributed to lost or stolen devices containing electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).  While many of these small healthcare practices are aware that patient data breaches hurt business, most of them can take

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HIPAA/HITECH assessment for Healthcare Business Associates

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ( Section 13411 of the HITECH Act) requires HHS to consider Healthcare Business Associates like the healthcare covered entities. Business associates are required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and Breach Notification standards just like the

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Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Audit

How to Prepare for Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Audit – Are you prepared for the ongoing CMS audit? – Do you maintain adequate documentation to prove meaningful use core, menu and CQM rules are met? – Is your security risk analysis and mitigation plan updated? Among other things, the

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Full-time/Part-time Healthcare IT Auditors

Overview  EHR 2.0 is seeking a passionate and experienced IT auditor with a strong technical audit background. As a team member of growing healthcare security and compliance services division, the ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating HIPAA assessment, implementing recommendations and providing other consulting services for

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