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Business Associates: Welcome to a whole new HIPAA world

The new HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule world is here! But how does it effect both Covered Entities and Business Associates?  For CE’s it’s an easy adjustment, or at least it should be if they are paying attention, but for BA’s it’s a new game.  One of the biggest industries to be effected by the new […]

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The 5 Stages of HIPAA Business Associate Grief

Since the release of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule in January of this year, HIPAA Business Associates around the US have been scrambling to figure out what it means for their business, their processes and their future.  The overall effect of the new rules will be big and BA’s have been progressing through the normal […]

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A Conversation with a HIPAA Lawyer

Last week I had a very interesting conversation with a prominent HIPAA lawyer.  He works for a large consulting company which starts with K and ends with G, but I’ll leave it at that.  He combines the best of both worlds, consultant and lawyer – Opinions, Opinions, Opinions! The conversation started on privacy incident risk […]

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It’s finally here! HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Whitepaper

After years of waiting, last month HHS released the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule.  It has since be written about by several publications and been covered by some great webinars.  Earlier today ID Experts released its highly anticipated whitepaper on the subject.   The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Whitepaper: HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Whitepaper:  An Analysis […]

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HIPAA Compliance, Security, and Data Breach Notification Q&A

Last Friday, January 25th 2013, HHS released it’s highly anticipated omnibus HIPAA “Final Rule.”  This rule solidified the regulations relating to HIPAA security, privacy and HITECH data breach notifications requirements.  Doug Pollack of ID Experts had a great Q&A with HITECH Answers wherein he discusses at length the changes, and non-changes, to the rule and […]

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