Tag Archives: HIPAA

7 Important Reasons Why Employees Need Online HIPAA Training

Since HIPAA was first enacted in 1996, health care organizations have been required to provide periodic training to their employees to ensure that they understand what’s required of them under the law. As we know, employee training can be time consuming, expensive, and it can have a negative impact on productivity. Today, technology gives us… Read More »

Physical Therapy Provider Settles with OCR for $25,000 in PHI Breach

On February 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it had reached a settlement with Complete P.T., Pool & Land Physical Therapy, Inc. (CPT) after the organization exposed the protected health information (PHI) of a number of its patients. CPT, a California-based physical therapy practice,… Read More »

Don’t Forget: March 11 Deadline for Meaningful Use Attestation Approaching

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have shifted their deadline for Meaningful Use (MU) attestation from the previous February 29 date to Friday, March 11, 2016. This most recent shift in deadline was made so that practices could attest to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, formerly PQRI), which has a deadline that… Read More »

Don’t Forget: February 29 Deadline for Reporting 2015 HIPAA Breaches Approaches

The deadline for reporting small breaches to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is quickly approaching. By February 29th, all Covered Entities (CEs) that have had breaches in unsecured protected health information (PHI) that affected 500 individuals or more during 2015 must submit their annual reports if they haven’t done so already. In… Read More »

How the Right Online Backup Service Can Protect Your Patients’ Health Data — and You Meet Your Compliance Goals

In today’s digital environment, your practice generates more electronic patient records and shares them with more third parties than ever. Do you know if all of those digital copies of your patient records are fully secure — both in transit and while in storage? You need to be certain — to protect your patients’ privacy,… Read More »

HIPAA Compliance Software and Meaningful Use Stage 2

The HITECH Act established the regulations and guidelines for the establishment of EHR’s to be demonstrated through a variety of meaningful use objectives. HITECH Meaningful Use Stage 2, started in 2014, establishes stricter regulations for the privacy and security rules of HIPAA and focuses on encryption of ePHI while using advanced clinical processes. The attention… Read More »