HIPAA Retention

TeleMental Health blog

What are the HIPAA Retention Requirements? Understanding your HIPAA retention requirements is an essential part of running your telebehavioral health practice in today’s day and age. The post HIPAA Retention appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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Telehealth HIPAA

TeleMental Health blog

Telehealth HIPAA Telehealth providers are at the cutting edge of new opportunities for bettering quality of care. The post Telehealth HIPAA appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA ePHI

TeleMental Health blog

Understanding HIPAA ePHI HIPAA regulation identifies a national set of standards meant to protect the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). The post HIPAA ePHI appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Quiz

TeleMental Health blog

Would Your Organization Pass a HIPAA Quiz? When it comes to assessing your HIPAA compliance, tools exist to help you find out where your behavioral health practice stands. The post HIPAA Quiz appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Marketing

TeleMental Health blog

HIPAA Marketing Tips for Behavioral Health Professionals When it comes to HIPAA, marketing your behavioral health practice can be tricky. The post HIPAA Marketing appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Fine

TeleMental Health blog

Average HIPAA Fine Reaches $1.5 Million HIPAA fines have changed significantly since HIPAA enforcement first began. Regardless of the type of violation or the scope of the data breach involved, the consequences of a HIPAA fine can have long-lasting impacts. HIPAA

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Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance

TeleMental Health blog

Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance Go Hand in Hand: Here’s Why HIPAA compliance (adherence with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) entails meeting a broad set of guidelines, including ones related to being able to transfer healthcare coverage … Read more.

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HIPAA Lawsuit

TeleMental Health blog

HIPAA Lawsuits Can Pose Greater Risks than Fines Alone HIPAA lawsuits have been making the news more and more over the past few years, as HIPAA regulation continues to impact the health care industry. The post HIPAA Lawsuit appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA ?Conviction

TeleMental Health blog

HIPAA Conviction Charges Against Massachusetts Physician HIPAA violations are making the news in more ways than one as yet another HIPAA conviction is announced. The post HIPAA ?Conviction HIPAA

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New Infographic: Risks of HIPAA Business Associate Relationships

HitPoint Blog

Most hospitals and other HIPAA-covered entities, e.g. payors, physician practices and pharmacies, outsource a myriad of services for better, cost-effective operational results. Read on for our newest infographic that simplifies the risks of HIPAA business associate relationships.

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New York HIPAA Fine

TeleMental Health blog

$200K New York HIPAA Fine Issued by Attorney General A $200,000 fine has been issued for an alleged New York HIPAA violation perpetrated by a Buffalo-based behavioral health and social services nonprofit, Arc of Erie County. HIPAA

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HIPAA Business Associates

TeleMental Health blog

How to Work With HIPAA Business Associates Without Breaking the Law HIPAA business associates are an important part of running any behavioral health practice. The post HIPAA Business Associates appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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Essentials in Managing the HIPAA Risks of Outsourcing

HitPoint Blog

While outsourcing can be a huge boon to efficiencies and quality, it also may bring serious HIPAA-related risks if the vendor qualifies as a business associate (BA) under the law. What are the HIPAA risks of depending on these outsiders?

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HIPAA Patient Authorizations

TeleMental Health blog

HIPAA patient authorizations are an important part of running your behavioral health practice. The post HIPAA Patient Authorizations appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Ransomware

TeleMental Health blog

Ransomware, Cyber-Security, and HIPAA Compliance Threats to sensitive health care data are growing. The post HIPAA Ransomware appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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Common HIPAA Violations

TeleMental Health blog

Common HIPAA Violations to Avoid Health care professionals across the industry face common HIPAA violations every day–sometimes without even realizing it. The post Common HIPAA Violations appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Risk Assessment

TeleMental Health blog

Understanding Your HIPAA Risk Assessment Requirements Health care professionals of every size and scope need to complete a HIPAA risk assessment. HIPAA risk assessments are one of the foundational steps you can take to address HIPAA security requirements within your … Read more.

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HIPAA Risk Assessment

TeleMental Health blog

Understanding Your HIPAA Risk Assessment Requirements Health care professionals of every size and scope need to complete a HIPAA risk assessment. HIPAA risk assessments are one of the foundational steps you can take to address HIPAA security requirements within your … Read more.

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HIPAA Fine

TeleMental Health blog

Million HIPAA Fine for Risk Management Failures The most recent large-scale HIPAA fine is a cautionary tale for health care professionals of all varieties about the dangers of improper risk management. The post HIPAA Fine appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Compliant Website

TeleMental Health blog

Creating a HIPAA Compliant Website Do you know what it takes to have a HIPAA compliant website? The post HIPAA Compliant Website appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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Texas HIPAA Violation

TeleMental Health blog

Texas Employee Fired for HIPAA Violations…Then THIS Happened This is one of those examples of a potential HIPAA violation that seems more fiction than reality. The post Texas HIPAA Violation appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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Managing the HIPAA Risks of Outsourcing to External Business Associates

HitPoint Blog

of these partners are business associates under HIPAA — and therein lies major potential security risks for your organization. Until the Omnibus HIPAA Rule of 2013, business associates were not liable for their causing or contributing to breaches of security and patient privacy. It made both covered entities and business associates vulnerable to HIPAA penalties. Which of your hospital’s contractors are business associates under HIPAA ?

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HIPAA Single Fine

TeleMental Health blog

FileFax Document Disposal Service Gets HIPAA Fine of $100,000 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new HIPAA fine for $100,000, stressing the importance of proper document disposal. HIPAA

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HIPAA Compliant Vendor?

TeleMental Health blog

Does Working with a HIPAA Compliant Vendor Make You HIPAA Compliant? ” Unfortunately, you may be working with a HIPAA compliant vendor, such as a texting service, email provider, video platform or even EHR platforms, but that’s … Read more. HIPAA

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Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine learning tools

Mobi Health News

Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe will now be HIPAA eligible.

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How to Know If Your Software is HIPAA Compliant

Electronic Health Reporter

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, was enacted in the United States in 1996. In recent years, HIPAA compliance has become a hot button issue for software developers in the healthcare space, as a […].

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Basic HIPAA Checklist

TeleMental Health blog

Developing Your Basic HIPAA Checklist Even though HIPAA regulation can seem rather complex, there are some HIPAA basics that can give you an idea for where to get started. The post Basic HIPAA Checklist appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA: A Primer And A Reminder For Those In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

The article HIPAA: A Primer And A Reminder For Those In Healthcare appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial ePHI HIPAA TatvasoftThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Vikash Kumar, manager, Tatvasoft.

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HIPAA Risk Assessment Template

TeleMental Health blog

HIPAA Risk Assessment Template When it comes to performing your HIPAA Risk Assessment, federal HIPAA guidelines can be confusing. The post HIPAA Risk Assessment Template appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Minimum Necessary Rule

TeleMental Health blog

Compliance with the HIPAA Minimum Necessary Rule Health care professionals of all kind should be aware of their responsibilities in regards to the HIPAA Minimum Necessary Rule in order to protect sensitive patient data. HIPAA regulation is composed of national … Read more.

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OCR wins HIPAA case

Morning eHealth

HHS finalizes Common Rule Delay — Apple to help 911 find iPhone users

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What Are HIPAA Compliant Storage Requirements?

Electronic Health Reporter

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is US legislation that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. The article What Are HIPAA Compliant Storage Requirements? This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

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HIPAA lets providers text patients, but is it secure?

Mobi Health News

As texting between patients and providers becomes more common, it’s imperative that providers consider the right platform to use and other security features to protect patient data

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Email Privacy & Security Checklist: HIPAA, HITECH & PIPEDA

TeleMental Health blog

The post Email Privacy & Security Checklist: HIPAA, HITECH & PIPEDA appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Blog Mobile App Reviews email HIPAA email HITECH email PIPEDA email privacy email privacy and security email securityMany factors need to be considered when deciding to use email for clinical purposes. Considerations for email privacy and security are best grouped into at least four separate but overlapping categories: legal, ethical, technical and clinical1.

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Small healthcare provider HIPAA FAQs

Healthcare Guys

As a smaller healthcare provider or business owner, getting your head around HIPAA compliance can be tough. While by no means is it an exhaustive list, here are some key questions and answers every organization needs to know

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Anthem to pay a record $16 million HIPAA settlement

Healthcare Guys

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights has announced a record HIPAA settlement with healthcare insurance giant Anthem

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Trump administration seeks public feedback on how to fix HIPAA privacy rules

FierceHealthIT

Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services said they want to hear from the public about how to fix what is officially known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules.

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Florida physician contractor group to pay $500K to settle HIPAA violations

FierceHealthIT

A Florida-based contractor physician group will pay $500,000 to settle HIPAA violations after data on more than 9,000 patients was posted online

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Using HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging to Ease Patient Preparation

CareWire

Giving a patient a lengthy list of all of the things that they can and cannot do weeks before an upcoming surgery or operation is overwhelming. Begin to Ease Patient Preparation with text messaging. In the time leading up to a surgery, patients are likely becoming increasingly anxious and preoccupied by stress about the procedure, concerns about how they will complete day to day tasks afterward, and a myriad of other issues that they will have to work through prior to their procedure or surgery.

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Physician Practice Roundup—Doctor’s TV interview results in $125K HIPAA fine for practice

FierceHealthIT

A Connecticut physicians group has been hit with a $125,000 fine for alleged HIPAA violations after one of its doctors spoke to a TV reporter in a dispute with a patient over bringing a service animal to the allergy practice

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Social media poses a constant HIPAA risk

Healthcare Guys

It is well reported that insider threats pose the biggest cyber security risk to healthcare organizations. According to Verizon’s Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, the majority (58%) of healthcare PHI data breaches are caused by insiders

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Judge upholds $4.3M HIPAA fine against MD Anderson

FierceHealthIT

million for HIPAA violations tied to unencrypted devices stolen in 2012 and 2013. An administrative law judge ruled MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 The judge said MD Anderson "failed to adopt an effective mechanism” to protect patient data and blasted an argument that patient data is only exposed if viewed by a third party

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10 biggest HIPAA breaches of 2018 so far

Healthcare Guys

To highlight this, we’ve rounded up the 10 biggest reported HIPAA breaches of 2018 so far As the number of security threats continue to grow, and as criminals become more sophisticated in their methods, keeping protected health information (PHI) safe and secure is becoming increasingly difficult for healthcare organizations.