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Category Archive: HIPAA

Apr 17 2019

Complete Compliance for Your Business

What are some things you can do to make sure your medical or dental practice is in complete compliance? One of the first steps to help you become completely compliant is to make a plan. Your compliance plan should …

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Apr 03 2019

How Your Company Can Be Compliant

The main purpose of being or becoming compliant in healthcare is to improve the care of patients. Healthcare compliance that is effective can lessen the chances of fines when it comes to workplace injuries.
The government requires all healthcare …

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Mar 28 2019

OSHA and HIPAA Regulations

OSHA and HIPAA regulations were created for the safety of both patients and the staff. This includes the physical well being and private information of every employee as well as staff members. The compliance rules are set in place …

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Jan 14 2019

Opioid Addicts Civil Rights

Julia Vann
In October of last year, the Trump administration declared the opioid epidemic a national crisis. Just a few days ago, Trump added his signature to an executive order promising to crack down on the drug’s overuse …

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Dec 10 2018

The Importance of Cybersecurity

By Julia Vann
Ransomware attacks healthcare more than any other industry. According to HIPAA Journal, the healthcare industry faces 37% of all ransomware attacks. The second most targeted industry doesn’t even triple that with a whopping 11%.
While overall …

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Dec 04 2018

Healthcare Industries Cybersecurity

By Julia Vann
In spite of the fact healthcare industries are the most targeted by cyberattacks, fewer than a third of them have extensive cybersecurity.
According to HIPAA Journal, the vast majority of healthcare industries have invested in new …

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Nov 27 2018

Medical Record Request Issues

By Julia Vann
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, medical records can be requested from their doctors by patients. They should receive it within 30 days of request, and for no more expensive than $6.50. They should be able to …

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Nov 21 2018

UMass Data Breach

By Julia Vann
When you go to the hospital, it’s because you want to be taken care of and safe. While that does mean taking good care of your health, it also means protecting your privacy and credit as …

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Nov 06 2018

Patient Data Breaches Increase

By Julia Vann
Between 2010 and 2017, there has been a 70% increase in healthcare data breaches according to HIPAA Journal. Every year since 2010, there has been a gradual increase in healthcare data breaches, except for the year …

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Sep 21 2018

Social Media Abuse

by Julia Vann
Imagine something really funny, or interesting, or incredible happening at work one day. Right off the bat, you just want to tell everyone you know about it. It’s such a good story, and you know your …

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