Tag Archives | HIPAA privacy

HIPAA Data Breach – What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

With so much mainstream exposure to HIPAA Data Breaches in 2012, it’s amazing that a reporter would ask such a silly question.  What’s the worst that can happen? I was talking to a news reporter a few days ago about the risks of a breach of patient medical records and she asked: “What’s the worst […]

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Risk Assessments post Omnibus HIPAA Rule

Adios Harm Threshold!  vive la Risk Assessments!  Now that we have all been able to make our way through the epic document that is the Omnibus HIPAA rule on privacy, security and data breach notification, a few interesting things have floated to the top.  First, if you were doing the right thing before – being […]

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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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HIPAA Security and Privacy Risk caused by HIEs and EHRs

There are a lot of unknown issue around Health Information Exchanges when it comes to HIPAA security and privacy.  A recent whitepaper by ID Experts and the American Hospital Association explores a lot of these still grey areas. We know that electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE) offer new ways to collaborate […]

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Creating a Culture of HIPAA Privacy and Security – Now With Tips!

A while back I wrote about creating a culture of privacy and security within an organization.  ID Experts, with the help of other industry experts, has just released “Five Tips to Make Patient Privacy Part of Your Organizational DNA” and it’s a great list.  The most recent trend has been towards making HIPAA privacy and […]

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Creating a Culture of HIPAA Privacy and Security

Meredith Phillips knows her away around HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security.  As Chief Privacy Officer of Henry Ford Health Systems she has been in the trenches of data breach response.  After having a rough experience going it alone, Mrs. Phillips decided to turn to expert help.  When it was all said in done, Meredith created a […]

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