Archive | November, 2012

HIPAA Audit Tips – Learn What State Attorneys General Learned

To help State Attorneys General (SAG) begin to implement their enforcement authority under the HITECH Act, in 2011, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) presented a 2-day, instructor-led HIPAA Enforcement Training course in 4 locations across the country. Here’s today’s big tip – Learn like your the Chief Legal Officer of your state…view the OCR SAG training…

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June 2012 HIPAA-HITECH Compliance eNewsletter Published

Our June 2012 HIPAA-HITECH eNewsletter has been published. Read our June 2012 HIPAA-HITECH Compliance eNewsletter to learn more … HIPAA-HITECH security updates, education events, alerts and tips of importance to everyone striving to safeguard electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). This month’s eNewsletter contains an explanation of the importance of completing a Risk Analysis Risk Rating Report…We continue to feature HIPAA Security Rule, Privacy Rule and Data Breach Notification updates, including the latest from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ “Wall of Shame” – OCR’s Data Breach Notification web page.

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HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Tips – ONC Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information – JUST DO IT!

In Chapter 2, page 11 of the recently published ONC Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information, the guide debunks most of the “misinformation making the rounds” about a security risk analysis. Learn what a real risk analysis is and is not. Here’s today’s big tip – Read the ONC Guide – Don’t Get Hoodwinked By the Charlatans Claiming to be Doing Risk Analyses.

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How to Prepare for the HIPAA Audits

HIPAA enforcement is on the upswing and the consequences are serious. Join us for the free informative webinar “How to Prepare for the HIPAA Audits.” If you receive, store, process or transmit ePHI and/or depend on others who do so, no matter where you are in your compliance journey, you should view this webinar on […]

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HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Tips – Due Diligence Mitigates Liability Exposure Under HIPAA and the HITECH Act

There are many due diligence and due care considerations required under HIPAA, amplified by The HITECH Act. Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA wrote this article originally for Becker’s Hospital Review and has granted permission to republished the article here. Rachel underscores the importance and value of completing a Risk Analysis. Here’s today’s big tip – Learn important due diligence considerations under HIPAA and the HITECH Act.

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HIPAA Audit Tips – Compliance Lessons Learned for HIPAAtites from Financial Services

It’s hard to say whether the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) acting on its own, or in conjunction with the Department of Justice (DOJ), will show the same level of consideration to healthcare organizations who “try”, but it’s sure worth considering if its likely. After all, the number of investigative actions and caseloads are only going to increase. It may be a form of “prosecutorial discretion.” Here’s today’s big tip – Go to School on Morgan Stanley; learn how vibrant training and policies can help…

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HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Tips – Do it By-the-Book and Review New SaaS Tool

Over the last two years, we have been working hard to ensure that all the HIPAA Security Risk Analyses that we performed were “by-the-book” and that the software tools we built, similarly, followed guidance provided by Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance. Would you please give me your opinion on our latest SaaS tool to help perform a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis? Here’s today’s big tip – Make sure whatever method you use follows HHS/OCR Guidance; Review New SaaS.

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