HIPAA Alliance Marketplace Connects CEs and BAs

For many health care providers, finding HIPAA compliant business associates poses a significant challenge–one with implications on the security of their sensitive health care data. The newly launched HIPAA Alliance Marketplace is a platform that simplifies the process for covered entities to find HIPAA compliant business associates. Health care providers can connect with health care… Read More »

What is required for HIPAA Compliance?

What is required for HIPAA Compliance? Here’s a Checklist! Lots of our visitors ask us “what is required for HIPAA compliance?” Because this is such an important question, we try to direct our visitors to the most trusted sources for HIPAA education. The most important aspect to remember is that a checklist based “solution” is… Read More »

Our Partners at Compliancy Group Help Client Pass HIPAA Audit

Compliancy Group announced today that it has helped a long-time client pass a HIPAA audit. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation into a potential HIPAA violation resulted in no fine for a user of their web-based compliance solution, The Guard. HIPAA audits target hundreds of health care… Read More »

Recent Ransomware Attacks Could be HIPAA Violations

By now, you may have heard about the massive ransomware attack that has struck over 150 countries, including The United States, over the past week. If health care data taken hostage in a ransomware attack is unencrypted, it could constitute a HIPAA violation. Any electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is affected by a breach… Read More »

HHS Secretary Tom Price Stresses Burdens of Health Care IT

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price spoke about the future of innovation in health care IT during his opening remarks at Health Datapalooza 2017. “People, patients, and partnerships” are going to be the driving forces behind the Trump Administration’s work in health care IT. Secretary Price commented on reducing the burden of… Read More »

Do you know your Business Associates?

Knowing who is a Business Associate can be difficult and confusing for Covered Entities. Through our surveys of the market BlogHIPAA has identified that most Covered Entities need help identifying their Business Associates, and do not understand how to confidently audit and determine if they are in compliance with HIPAA. We believe this webinar will… Read More »

Fraudulent HIPAA Notifications Target Health Care Professionals

Recently, health care professionals have reported being solicited by organization fraudulently presenting themselves as federal entities. Instead of typical phishing emails involving a hack, one IT security firm based out of Miami, Florida is posing as HHS as a part of its marketing efforts. Emails sent from the account appear to steal legitimate HHS letterhead and conclude… Read More »