Category Archives: HIPAA

Is SharePoint HIPAA Compliant?

Is SharePoint HIPAA Compliant? SharePoint’s collaboration features make it one of the most used platforms for fortune 500 companies, with 78% using the web-based document management and storage system. As a Microsoft product, SharePoint integrates easily with Microsoft Office. The powerful platform is particularly appealing for healthcare organizations as SharePoint can establish a base for… Read More »

HIPAA for Dentists: Common Issues

Under HIPAA, dentists meet the definition of “covered entity,” since they are healthcare providers. All covered entities, regardless of practice type, are subject to the same specific HIPAA regulations. HIPAA for Dentists, therefore, consists of compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, and the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.… Read More »

Identity Theft Possible with 70% of Healthcare Breaches

Identity Theft Possible with 70% of Healthcare Breaches According to a study conducted by the Annals of Internal Medicine, the majority of healthcare breaches involve sensitive information that can be used to commit identity theft. The report analyzed 1,461 healthcare breaches that occurred over the past decade and found that 71% of the breaches involved,… Read More »

What is a HIPAA TPA?

What is a HIPAA TPA? Third party administrators (TPAs) provide several services to smaller healthcare organizations such as payroll and human resources. TPAs that work with healthcare clients are considered business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As a HIPAA TPA, it is essential to comply with HIPAA standards to protect… Read More »

How to Become HIPAA Compliant

How to Become HIPAA Compliant When working in healthcare, in any capacity, it is important to understand your obligation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA law was created to apply to a variety of healthcare entities, including doctor’s offices, hospitals, HIPAA business associates (BAs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with healthcare… Read More »

HIPAA Manuals

HIPAA Manuals, Is it Enough? Remember Windows 95? That operating system was released by Microsoft roughly one year before HIPAA became the law of the land. In the mid 1990s, the Internet was in its infancy. “Social media” did not exist as we know it. Web commerce was a gleam in its creators’ eyes (the… Read More »

MSP HIPAA Compliance

MSP HIPAA Compliance The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted in 1996 created industry standards for the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). PHI is any individually identifying health information including patient names, IP addresses, device identifiers or serial numbers, and biometric identifiers, to name a few. The HIPAA law applies… Read More »

HIPAA Compliance Software

HIPAA Compliance Software The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted in 1996, set forth industry standards for the handling of protected health information (PHI). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines PHI as any individually identifiable health information, classified into 18 HIPAA identifiers. PHI can include name, date of birth, address,… Read More »