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 »

Infographic: HIPAA Do’s and Don’ts






Violating HIPAA regulation is a serious offense, but the problem that many health care professionals face is the confusion surrounding exactly what’s required to be compliant. Below, we’ve compiled a short list for you to reference when deciding if your health care operations comply with HIPAA regulatory requirements. For more information about HIPAA, check out… Read More »

OCR Announces HIPAA Desk Audits for Business Associates






Starting in November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is slated to begin HIPAA compliance desk audits for business associates. This is just the beginning of OCR’s ongoing push for a permanent HIPAA audit program, which will kick into higher gear come 2017. OCR first began its Phase… Read More »

Educating to Attract: Unorthodox Methods to Promote your Health Care Practice






How do you feel about the idea of promoting yourself or your practice? For a long time, such a thing was deemed inappropriate by the medical community at large. Even today with increased competition for prospective patients’ attention, there’s a great deal of hesitation among many professionals to focus any effort on marketing or advertising,… Read More »

HIPAA Roundup: Pharmacy Settlements and OCR Investigations






Over the past few years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has considerably ramped-up its enforcement efforts for HIPAA violations. Pharmacies have continued to be hit with OCR investigations and massive fines for breaches of protected health information (PHI). These investigations are often initiated for minor privacy or… Read More »

Benefits of mHealth: The Physician Perspective






As a physician, you’re used to the feeling of having your attention pulled in several directions at once. Many days, it can seem as if you just don’t have enough time to see enough patients, run all the tests you’d like, or even communicate with your staff. That’s why so many doctors and healthcare workers… Read More »