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Language Barriers: Protecting Your Organization From A Hidden HIPAA Threat

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Bill Young, Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at SYSTRAN Keeping patient data confidential and secure remains a major healthcare challenge today, more than 25 years after the introduction of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act or HIPAA.

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3 Ways to Achieve HIPAA-Compliant Communication for Behavioral Health

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Ram Krishnan, CEO at Valant Communicating with patients – in a compliant manner – is essential for behavioral health practices. All practices must comply with HIPAA, as well as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The first step is using a HIPAA-compliant telehealth solution.


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How Healthcare Communication Platforms Can Harness Generative AI in a HIPAA-Compliant Way

Healthcare IT Today

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ( HIPAA ) is a federal law that safeguards sensitive patient health information (PHI) from being disclosed. But, more importantly, know how to implement them in a HIPAA-compliant way to keep patients and their data safe.

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The Benefits of HIPAA For Patients, Doctors, and The Healthcare Industry

Electronic Health Reporter

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that mandates the creation of national standards to protect delicate and private patient medical history and health information from being disclosed […]. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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MedEvolve’s Settlement: A Key Lesson in HIPAA Policy Involving HIPAA Business Associates

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The specifics of the case and its repercussions for HIPAA business associates are discussed as part of overall HIPAA guidelines for healthcare professionals. What Are the Differences between HIPAA Covered Entities and HIPAA Business Associates? Covered entities include: Health Care Providers.

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Patients Don’t Trust Big Tech with Personal Health Information Much Preferring Healthcare Providers as Data Stewards

Health Populi

Nearly all patients are concerned about their medical records getting leaked or breached, which is The State of Patient Privacy , the title of a consumer study from Health Gorilla with a headline finding that “Patients don’t trust Big Tech with their health data.” Who’s most-trusted? Seven in ten U.S.

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Proposed Changes to HIPAA

Healthcare IT Today

Many people in the healthcare IT and HIM communities have been anticipating some changes to HIPAA coming soon. As Rita Bowen from MRO recently shared, “the rule is 20+ years old and the practice of medicine has changed, the maintenance of the health information, etc. so yes, it is time for a face lift.”