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Seven Steps to Take When You Have A HIPAA Complaint

Seven Steps to Take When You Have A HIPAA Complaint

Seven Steps to Take When You have A HIPAA Compliant from Jason Karn
How to Manage a HIPAA Breach

How to Manage a HIPAA Breach

Last week we covered performing a HIPAA Risk Assessment, and also did a webinar on electronic devices. Needless to ...
HIPAA Risk Assessment – Is this required?

HIPAA Risk Assessment – Is this required?

Risk Assessment - Is this required? Yes, performing a Risk Assessment is required by HHS1. If you are audited, you
Choosing Your HIPAA Security Officer

Choosing Your HIPAA Security Officer

Last week we addressed what a practice or billing company needs to take into account when choosing their HIPAA ...
5 HIPAA Lessons From the Anthem Cyber Attack

5 HIPAA Lessons From the Anthem Cyber Attack

Another major hack has come to light. Anthem, Inc. was the victim of a cyber attack. They reported that no patient ...
HIPAA Privacy Officer—Your Quarterback for HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Privacy Officer—Your Quarterback for HIPAA Compliance

The past 2 weeks, I’ve been guest blogging with our friends NueMD with help from Daniel Brown, Esq. with Taylor ...
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 ...

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