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FTC Act May Also Affect Shared Patient Health Data

Many doctors, dentists, chiropractors and other covered entities assume the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs the sharing of patient health data. Originally signed into effect by Congress in 1996, HIPAA consists of the Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule. While this wide-reaching federal law does in fact cover the sharing of Protected Health Information (PHI), the FTC Act may also affect it.
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St. Joseph Health to Pay $2.14 Million HIPAA Settlement

St. Joseph Health, a nonprofit Catholic healthcare provider has agreed to pay $2,140,500 as part of a settlement over allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and Security Rule.
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ONC and OCR Update HIPAA Risk Assessment Tool

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health and IT and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has updated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security risk assessment tool used by covered entities and business associates.
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HIPAA Cheat Sheet to Avoid Violations

As you may already know, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently conducting the second phase of its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) audits. So whether your business operates at a general care practice, chiropractor, dentist or any other covered entity, you should conduct your own internal audit to ensure compliance with HIPAA. Failure to do so could result in hefty fines and/or corrective actions handed down by the OCR in the event of an audit.
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HIPAA Compliance: 4 Steps that all Covered Entities Should Take

With the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) readying for phase 2 of its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) audits, there's no better time than the present to review your policies and procedures. First and foremost, you should follow these four steps, as it will set your healthcare practice on the right path towards compliance.
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Tips to Protect Against Small HIPAA Breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) separates HIPAA breaches into one of two categories: small breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals, and large breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. While large HIPAA breaches carry bigger penalties, they aren't as commonplace as small breaches. So if you're a doctor, dentist or any other covered entity, you should take a proactive approach towards minimizing the risk of small HIPAA breaches.
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HHS Publishes New Guidance on HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Computing

Does your healthcare practice use cloud computing storage and/or computing services? “Cloud computing” isn't just another buzzword that's here today and gone tomorrow. It's become a fundamental part of many healthcare providers' day-to-day operations.
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Database Management in the Age of HIPAA

When Congress first passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) some twenty years ago, the vast majority of doctors and healthcare practitioners stored patient information using paper documents. While some doctors continue to use paper documents for this purpose, most have since made the transition to digital forms of media.
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5 Everyday HIPAA Tips for Healthcare Practitioners

Whether you're a doctor, chiropractor, dentist or any other covered entities, you should take a proactive approach towards complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Signed into effect by Congress in 1996, this wide-reaching federal law requires all healthcare practitioners (known as covered entities) to comply with the Security and Privacy Rules. Keep reading to learn some everyday HIPAA tips to utilize in your practice.
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