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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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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.”

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators.

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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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HHS puts out new notice on audio-only telehealth and HIPAA

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services has issued new guidance describing how HIPAA covered entities can use remote communication technologies to provide audio-only telehealth services. WHY IT MATTERS. THE LARGER TREND. Pino, in a statement. " Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN. Email the writer: mike.miliard@himssmedia.com.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting.