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When HIPAA Becomes Criminal

Healthcare IT Today

The hospital may be penalized for its HIPAA compliance based on the investigation caused by the alleged illegal activities of its rogue employees. HIPAA becomes criminal when someone violates HIPAA for personal gain (usually financial) or to harm a patient.

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HIPAA-Compliant Uses of SMS Messaging

Electronic Health Reporter

HIPAA-compliant uses of SMS messaging may not be as common as […]. The article HIPAA-Compliant Uses of SMS Messaging appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial HIPAA SMS Messaging Guidelines HIPAA-Compliant SMS Messaging Shannon Flynn

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Amazon ends support for third-party, HIPAA-compliant Alexa program

Mobi Health News

The HIPAA-compliant Skills capabilities were launched in 2019 to help patients connect with hospitals and health insurers using Alexa

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HIPAA vs HIPPA – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

In this case it was this amazing graphic from David Fry that compares HIPAA vs HIPPA to “clear up the confusion.” Healthcare IT Bad HIPAA Fun Friday HIPAA HIPPA Personal MusingsLeave it to the people on the internet to capture something so well.

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist for Mental Health Agencies

Keeping up with compliance can be intimidating, but this checklist can help make your job a little easier! Use this printable checklist to ensure your systems are buttoned up to avoid breaches, HIPAA violations, and other privacy and safety infractions.

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Crucial Lessons From Past HIPAA Non-Compliance Cases

Electronic Health Reporter

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was adopted in 1996. The article Crucial Lessons From Past HIPAA Non-Compliance Cases appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

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HIPAA, HITECH and HITRUST In Healthcare IT

Electronic Health Reporter

Anyone dealing with healthcare IT in the US will come across HIPAA and HITECH and HITRUST — and it’s easy to get them confused. The article HIPAA, HITECH and HITRUST In Healthcare IT appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Potential HIPAA Security Violations

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Potential HIPAA Security Violations appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Adrian Johansen Common HIPAA security violations How to stay HIPAA compliant managing a HIPAA violationThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. Your health is the most personal part of your life.

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HIPAA Celebrates A Birthday: COVID-19, HIPAA and Your Rights

Electronic Health Reporter

RHIA, RHIT, CHPS, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer As August 21, 2020 marks the 24th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s HIPAA Law, it is not a bad time […]. Editorial Dr. Phyllis Miller HIPAA and COVID-19 HIPAA anniversary HIPAA business associates

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Avoiding HIPAA Violations: 10 Most Common Cases

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Avoiding HIPAA violations goes beyond air tight technical system controls. Consequently, Congress incorporated into HIPAA provisions that mandated the adoption of Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information. ” – HIPAA Journal.

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HIPAA Seal of Compliance = Consumer Fraud

Healthcare IT Today

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consumer fraud settlement against a company that displayed a ‘HIPAA Compliant’ seal on its website.

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Why Are HIPAA Risk Assessments Important?

Electronic Health Reporter

It is a HIPAA law created to ensure that all of […]. The article Why Are HIPAA Risk Assessments Important? Editorial Atlantic.Net Chase Higbee Covered Entity Final Omnibus Rule HIPAA What is a risk assessment

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Is HIPAA-Compliant Texting Necessary?

Telebehavioral Health Institute

While there are many advantages to using text with and about patients, text messaging in healthcare poses risks that HIPAA addresses. Text Messaging and HIPAA. HIPAA allows text messaging in healthcare, but there are rules. What You Need to Know About HIPAA Compliant Texting.

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Intraprise Health Acquires HIPAA One

Healthcare IT Today

Intraprise Health, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions and the Protect™ risk management software platform, today announced that it has acquired HIPAA One, provider of industry leading HIPAA compliance automation software.

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What is HIPAA for Healthcare Workers?

Telebehavioral Health Institute

What is HIPAA for Healthcare Workers? HIPAA for healthcare workers is the practice of maintaining … Read more. The post What is HIPAA for Healthcare Workers? HIPAA Uncategorized HIPAA compliance HIPAA for Healthcare Workers HIPAA Privacy Rule

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HIPAA – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by John Lynn (@techguy) from @hcitoday on the topic “HIPAA.” ” HIPAA has to be one of the least understood rules in the world.

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HIPAA Compliant Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Compliant Telehealth and Apple AirPlay As more providers turn to telehealth, they are looking to new technologies. The post HIPAA Compliant Telehealth appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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Penalties For Violating HIPAA

Electronic Health Reporter

If your organization handles protected health information (PHI) or electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), you should be well aware of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act known commonly as HIPAA. The HIPAA compliance is regulated by the federal government and failure to comply with it can attract […]. The article Penalties For Violating HIPAA appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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HIPAA Data

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Data Storage Requirements and HIPAA Compliance The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) set forth industry standards for the proper handling of protected health information (PHI). The post HIPAA Data appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPA

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HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists Although email is a convenient means of communication, using email to communicate sensitive information poses some risk. The post HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

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HIPAA Compliant Website Requirements

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Using cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies on healthcare websites raises concerns about protecting personal health information and compliance with HIPAA. HHS Bulletin Calls for Review of Tracking Technology on HIPAA-Compliant Websites. Is HIPAA-Compliant Texting Necessary?

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How To Respond To A HIPAA Breach

Electronic Health Reporter

HIPAA, and the subsequent Privacy and […]. The article How To Respond To A HIPAA Breach appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Atlantic.Net How to respond to a breach How To Respond To A HIPAA Breach Richard Bailey What is a HIPAA data breach

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HIPAA Compliant – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring BAA HIPAA HIPAA Compliant Telehealth OCR Telehealth Telehealth Features Telemedicine

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Challenges of Maintaining HIPAA Compliance: 9 Pain Points

Electronic Health Reporter

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) affects thousands of organizations across the […]. The article Challenges of Maintaining HIPAA Compliance: 9 Pain Points appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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HIPAA Postcard Scam: Communication Alert from OCR for Organizations

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Postcard Scam: Communication Alert from OCR for Organizations A fraudulent HIPAA postcard scam is being sent out, first-class, to healthcare organizations. The post HIPAA Postcard Scam: Communication Alert from OCR for Organizations appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

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Manage HIPAA Compliance For Your Business

Electronic Health Reporter

The HIPAA outlines the standard security practices that organizations handling protected health information (PHI) need to adhere to. Whether your business is compliant with the HIPAA or not can have a huge impact on how you handle your business.

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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 […].

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HIPAA Violations

Telebehavioral Health Institute

$100,000 HIPAA Settlement Reached for HIPAA Violations In its first HIPAA settlement of 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) fined a sole practitioner $100,000 for HIPAA violations. HIPAA

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Employee Fired for Inappropriately Accessing EHR Records

Healthcare IT Today

HIPAA includes a requirement for MINIMUM NECESSARY ACCESS. Everyone knows that HIPAA requires patient information to be kept private and not shared with friends, family members, or anyone else without the patient’s authorization.

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FaceTime HIPAA

Telebehavioral Health Institute

FaceTime HIPAA Privacy Concerns Apple’s FaceTime has recently been revealed to contain a major bug that significantly impacts the privacy of iPhone users everywhere. Among these concerns are issues specifically regarding FaceTime and HIPAA compliance for health care providers across … Read more. The post FaceTime HIPAA appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Compliant Video Chat: Requirements after COVID

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Compliant Video Chat Basics: Requirements for HIPAA after COVID Although the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the public health emergency until October, telehealth providers need to look at what’s next.

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5 HIPAA Violation Fines for Failing to Grant the Right of Access

Telebehavioral Health Institute

5 HIPAA Violation Fines for Failing to Grant the Right of Access On September 15, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it had settled with five healthcare organizations that violated … Read more.

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Expect More From HIPAA Proposed Changes: Easing Information Flow Shouldn’t Mean Reducing Health Data Privacy

Electronic Health Reporter

Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996. The article Expect More From HIPAA Proposed Changes: Easing Information Flow Shouldn’t Mean Reducing Health Data Privacy appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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HHS bulletin clarifies when pixel tracker use may violate HIPAA

Fierce Healthcare

HHS bulletin clarifies when pixel tracker use may violate HIPAA. pminemyer. Fri, 12/02/2022 - 15:21

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HIPAA Security Rule

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The HIPAA Security Rule Applies to Telehealth Practices Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), telehealth practices are considered covered entities (CEs). As a HIPAA covered entity, the HIPAA Security Rule applies to telehealth practices.

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FTC Applies HIPAA-like Breach Notification Requirements to Health Apps and Connected Device Companies

Healthcare IT Today

The key point is that health apps and other connected health devices that are breached are going to be subject to similar notification requirements as a HIPAA covered […].

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HIPAA Designated Record Set

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Designated Record Set Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, behavioral health specialists are required to provide patients access to the protected health information (PHI) contained in their designated record set. The post HIPAA Designated Record Set appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

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Faxing: How to Stay HIPAA Compliant When Working Remotely

Healthcare IT Today

What has not been covered is faxing from home, especially when it relates to faxing medical records or Protected Health Information (PHI) Utilizing a HIPAA Compliant cloud fax […]. The following is a guest article by Doug Clayton from WestFax.

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Compliance Checklist Completing a HIPAA compliance checklist should be the first step when assessing whether or not your behavioral health practice is HIPAA compliant. The post HIPAA Compliance Checklist appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ from HHS

Healthcare IT Today

We wrote previously about HIPAA enforcement being suspended for telehealth during COVID-19 and more details on how to implement it. The good news is that HHS released a HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ that addresses some of those […].

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