HIPAA

HIPAA Privacy Rule Waiver and What it Means for Health Providers

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many changes in our society and the policies. U.S. healthcare system had to adapt to the new reality by restructuring several aspects of its operation, including the nation’s most crucial health privacy law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA was designed back in 1996 to improve the nation’s

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The Most Common HIPAA Violations – Can you Avoid Them?

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) violations are quite common and are happening every day – inadvertently or due to lack of proper HIPAA compliance. But why is HIPAA compliance so necessary for the US healthcare system? What does it protect? What are the most common HIPAA violations and what are the consequences? Let’s

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A Quick Guide to eSign Genie HIPAA Compliance

As a medical professional or someone who works adjacently in the medical field, you know better than most how essential HIPAA compliance is to your work and your organization. When implementing software like eSign Genie, you may be concerned about legal aspects. The good news is that you don’t have to worry! The Healthcare industry

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Is Your Medical Practice HIPAA Compliant?

Did you know that HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was enacted in 1996? If you are a medical insurance professional or a healthcare professional, your business needs to comply with HIPPA to avoid any legal issues. We have put together this HIPAA compliance checklist to help you make sure that you are indeed following

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5 Ways How Your Employees Might Not Be HIPAA Compliant

The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs secure use and management of patient health information. It came about in 1996 and mandatory for all health practices. However, many healthcare providers have a challenge of maintaining compliance with HIPAA regulation. This results from failure to keep up with modern data storage, sharing, and access.

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Creating a HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare App

HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was created to protect patients’ privacy and security by governing access and regulating acceptable use of their health data. It’s essential to take HIPAA compliance into consideration when building a healthcare app. An organization must comply with HIPAA during app development and throughout the app’s lifetime.  It’s

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The Importance of HIPAA in the Healthcare Industry

If you work in the healthcare industry, you’re aware of HIPAA and its privacy laws, but do you truly grasp its importance? Do you know about all the ways your organization may struggle with HIPAA compliance? We live in a digital age with constant threats of hacking and cyber attacks, so maintaining HIPAA compliance is

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Have You Implemented a HIPAA Compliant Security Awareness Training Program?

All companies must take steps to prevent cyber-attacks and data breaches, but in healthcare this is especially important. Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organizations to gain access to protected health information – Full sets of health records, especially those containing Social Security numbers and health insurance information, carry a high price on the black market. Healthcare

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Are Your Vendors Compromising Your HIPAA Compliance?

Any organization that allows third-party vendors access to its network or data is exposing itself to an increased level of risk. The more parties that can gain access to sensitive information, the more potential points of entry there are for cybercriminals, and the less control organizations have, which only exacerbates the growing problem of cybercrime.

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