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One-Third of Hospitals' EHR Contingency Plans Not HIPAA Compliant

A new survey conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has found that only two-thirds of hospitals have Electronic Health Record (EHR) contingency plans that meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
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University of Mississippi Agrees to Pay $2.75 Million HIPAA Fine

The University of Mississippi has agreed to pay $2.75 million as part of a resolution agreement to settle Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations.
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When an Impermissible Use of PHI is Not a Breach

Breaches involving Protected Health Information (PHI) have become increasingly more common in the past few years. Doctors, hospitals and other healthcare facilities have reported more frequent cyber attacks on their systems, which subsequently increases the risk of PHI disclosure.
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HIPAA: Are You Authorizing EPHI Access Correctly?

HIPAA requires doctors, chiropractors, dentists and other covered entities to implement policies and procedures for authorizing Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI) access. This requirement is part of the HIPAA Security Rule, which pertain strictly to electronic forms of personally identifiable patient health information. Among other things, the HIPAA Security Rule states that only workers who have been trained and given proper authorization can access EPHI.
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ONC Petitions Congress to Protect Non-HIPAA Patient Health Data

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has petitioned the United States Congress to improve protection for patient health data that falls outside the boundaries of current federal laws.
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Are You Guilty of Making these HIPAA Mistakes?

With the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) currently conducting phase 2 of its HIPAA audits, there's no better time than now for doctors, chiropractors, dentists and other covered entities to ensure they are complying with this federal law and its respective requirements. Failure to comply with HIPAA places your healthcare practice at risk for fines and corrective action. More so, it sends the wrong message to your patients – that you don't care about their privacy.
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HIPAA and PHI Disposal: What You Should Know

Whether you're a doctor, dentist, chiropractor or any other healthcare provider operating in the United States, you need to use caution when disposing of patients' personal information. Signed by Congress in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires covered entities to follow certain rules to protect their patients' Protected Health Information (PHI) from unauthorized use or disclosure.
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Office for Civil Rights Publishes Guidance on Ransomware and HIPAA

Ransomware has become a serious problem here among healthcare facilities operating in the United States. This disturbing new trend of malicious software encrypts hospital's and other healthcare facilities' data, preventing users from accessing it until a “ransom” is paid. But even if the victim pays the ransom, there's no guarantee that the data will be unlocked.
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How to Protect Your Healthcare Practice from HIPAA Violations

If you keep up with news in healthcare and patient privacy, you probably know just how common HIPAA violations are. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has increased its efforts to identify and fine offending practices for violating the HIPAA. Each year, dozens of doctors, dentists, chiropractors and other covered entities are cited by the OCR for various HIPAA violations. So, what steps can you take to protect your healthcare practice from violations such as this?
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