HIPAA

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HIPAA is a federal law that among other things has provisions to protect patient health information or PHI.

Entities That Need To Take the HIPAA Test For Compliance

2022-05-09T02:44:36-04:00

Privacy is an essential element of the medical industry. Employees serving in this industry need to monitor the patient's health and are also required to protect their medical history. Therefore, employees working in the healthcare sector need to take the HIPAA test to ensure that he has become fully compliant and fully equipped with all the information essential to maintaining the patient's privacy.  But, who all needs to take this test? Do all people working in the healthcare sector need to pass this test? Let's look at the covered entities that need to take the test to become HIPAA compliant. [...]

Entities That Need To Take the HIPAA Test For Compliance 2022-05-09T02:44:36-04:00

Brief on HIPAA Training for Healthcare Workers

2021-11-15T03:58:25-05:00

There are numerous physicians, clinics, hospitals, and post-acute care organizations that are gradually moving ahead with the help of the electronic processing of patient health information. This step of their helps them to save maximum costs and maintain compliance with HIPAA. The primary objective of HIPAA is to reform the healthcare industry by: Decreasing costs Untangle administrative processes and burdens Secure access control to patient details and medical records Training for healthcare workers is necessary so that the organization can meet its responsibilities without giving any penalties.  If you are working with the healthcare industry and you have access to Protected [...]

Brief on HIPAA Training for Healthcare Workers 2021-11-15T03:58:25-05:00

HIPAA Settlement Highlights Importance of Mobile Device Encryption

2020-07-31T16:34:19-04:00

Lifespan Pays $1,040,000 to OCR to Settle Unencrypted Stolen Laptop Breach Lifespan Health System Affiliated Covered Entity (Lifespan ACE), a non-profit health system based in Rhode Island, has agreed to pay $1,040,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules related to the theft of an unencrypted laptop.  Lifespan ACE includes many healthcare provider affiliates in Rhode Island, and has designated itself as a HIPAA affiliated covered [...]

HIPAA Settlement Highlights Importance of Mobile Device Encryption 2020-07-31T16:34:19-04:00

HIPAA training for healthcare providers, protecting the privacy and security of PHI

2019-03-25T21:32:46-04:00

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is a law passed by the United States Congress in 1996 which concerns mainly regarding health and health insurance. It was enacted as an attempt to increase health care reform. As an organization, it is important for the healthcare industry, to have HIPAA training. Someone who has access to protected health information needs to comply with the same. The course of HIPAA training certification is developed for the front line supervisors, students, workers, volunteers, and trainees who work with the protected health information that includes health providers, healthcare clearinghouses, [...]

HIPAA training for healthcare providers, protecting the privacy and security of PHI 2019-03-25T21:32:46-04:00

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