Are you familiar with the concept of phishing and its impact on data security? Do you know what phishing is and why it’s such an important topic for healthcare workforce members? With some essential facts and tips about phishing, you can help keep your workforce and patient information safe from attackers. What is Phishing? […]
Protect Your Information With Password Strength In today’s digital age, online security is more important than ever. With the rise of cybercrime, protecting electronic patient health information (ePHI) has become a top priority. Sensitive medical information can often be exposed because of data breaches, the act of a malicious hacker, or some other means. […]
Regarding privacy issues during declared disasters, you should know when some HIPAA requirements are set aside or modified to better serve those who might otherwise suffer.
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Every hour of every day an average of two HIPAA complaints come into the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Let us help you stay in compliance and stay off the OCR’s complaint list.
What happens online stays online. It’s a fact of modern living. However, when that pertains to patient data, is enough being done to protect who has access to it?
This week, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that would “break down barriers that have stood in the way of commonsense care coordination and value-based arrangements for far too long,” according HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
“As more of our employees work from home and are under the collective stress of the COVID-19 pandemic we become easy victims,” said David Ginsberg, PrivaPlan president. “Security reminders and awareness at this time are essential.”
During the Coronavirus emergency, physicians and healthcare providers may want to adopt telemedicine as a way to provide patient care. This is an acceptable practice under HIPAA and California data and privacy laws but some precautions should be followed.
This month in light of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin reminding HIPAA covered entities and their business associates of the ways they may share patient information during an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situations.