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Microsoft End of Support for 2020

Microsoft End of Support for 2020

Every year, we publish Microsoft’s End of Support list because using up-to-date programming is key for HIPAA compliance. Microsoft will terminate support for earlier versions of a long list of its...

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GLBA & HIPAA: How They Overlap

GLBA & HIPAA: How They Overlap

What is GLBA? This week, we are devoting our blog post to a topic we receive many questions about: What is GLBA and how does it relate to HIPAA? What responsibilities do financial institutions have...

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7 Reasons You Need Annual HIPAA Retraining

7 Reasons You Need Annual HIPAA Retraining

The HIPAA Law states that Covered Entities, Business Associates and Business Associate Subcontractors must train ...
Is an Audit Trail Enough For HIPAA Compliance?

Is an Audit Trail Enough For HIPAA Compliance?

A client posed this question, and I decided it would be a great opportunity to clarify how you communicate securely
California and a Whole Lot of Breaching Going On

California and a Whole Lot of Breaching Going On

In 2013, the California healthcare sector had a bad year! They were responsible for 15% of the breaches by industry
Guest Blog: Meet the HIPAA Police

Guest Blog: Meet the HIPAA Police

This is another great guest blog from our friends at GRA Benefits: The HIPAA police, a.k.a. the Department of ...
Stop PHI from Being Stolen

Stop PHI from Being Stolen

The Total HIPAA blog to-date has focused on strategies to protect your clients’/patients’ information, but we’re ...
7 Steps to Take When You Have a HIPAA Complaint

7 Steps to Take When You Have a HIPAA Complaint

We’ve gotten a few calls about this issue. This is a continuation of our blog from 2 weeks ago. What do you do when
Another HIPAA Deadline Approaches-Business Associate Agreements

Another HIPAA Deadline Approaches-Business Associate Agreements

If you’ve been reading my blogs over the past year, you already know that you have to have Business Associate ...
You Have a HIPAA Breach!

You Have a HIPAA Breach!

These few words make everyone’s heart sink. You’ve trained your employees, instituted Privacy and Security Policies
Using HIPAA Guidelines to Protect Your Personal Information

Using HIPAA Guidelines to Protect Your Personal Information

Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH.N), one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of
Guest Blog: Maintaining HIPAA Compliance with Dropbox

Guest Blog: Maintaining HIPAA Compliance with Dropbox

I am still traveling this week, and we are running another guest blog. This is from our friends at Sookasa. They ...
Guest Blog from GRA: Have there been HIPAA breaches by insurance agencies?

Guest Blog from GRA: Have there been HIPAA breaches by insurance agencies?

This week, I’m off singing at the Newport Music Festival. On to the blog of the week from our partner GRA ...
Question: Why do I have to train all my IT Staff on HIPAA?

Question: Why do I have to train all my IT Staff on HIPAA?

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy 4th of July! Last week, I received this question from one of our clients. ...
Analysis of the Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured PHI

Analysis of the Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured PHI

For Calendar Years 2011 and 2012 Just released, the original report is pretty long, and well, let’s face it, a ...
Guest Blog: When Was Your Last HIPAA Training?

Guest Blog: When Was Your Last HIPAA Training?

This week, we are posting a guest blog from our friends over at GRA. They are one of our preferred partners and ...
Total HIPAA Compliance Releases HIPAA WorkForce Training for Agents, Employers, and Business Associates

Total HIPAA Compliance Releases HIPAA WorkForce Training for Agents, Employers, and Business Associates

Total HIPAA Compliance (www.TotalHIPAA.com) announces the release of WorkForce training for three markets – ...
Choosing a HIPAA Information Security Officer

Choosing a HIPAA Information Security Officer

Last week we addressed what a company needs to think about before appointing a Privacy Officer. Now we address the ...
Qualifications for a HIPAA Privacy Officer

Qualifications for a HIPAA Privacy Officer

This week I had a client ask me for a list of qualifications for a Privacy Officer. This seemed like a nice blog ...
Password Management Programs and HIPAA

Password Management Programs and HIPAA

This question has come up multiple times over the past few weeks, especially with the HeartBleed issue a few weeks ...
HIPAA in the Cloud

HIPAA in the Cloud

This week we have a client who is trying to decide whether they are going to supply mobile phones for their ...
Is Skype HIPAA Compliant and Have You Updated Your BA Agreements?

Is Skype HIPAA Compliant and Have You Updated Your BA Agreements?

This week we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about whether Skype was HIPAA Compliant or not? Well, there ...

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