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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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Great Healthcare Data Breach Security Tips for the New Year

Now that the holidays are over we can finally look forward to 2013 and leave that pesky 2012 behind us.  With the new year comes new challenges – the threat of a data breach still exists and is ever increasing.  In order to prevent data breaches you have to be ever creative in your preventive […]

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Holistic HIPAA Security

As the new year has drawn to a close, Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, has been on the speaking circuit.  Revealing the office’s focus for 2013 he has spoken at length about how the OCR, and it’s enforcement of HIPAA and HITECH, views security as a holistic approach.  John Halamka, Healthcare […]

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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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Incident Response Planning – Finally Catching On?

Has the threat of an OCR audit finally made the healthcare industry turn the corner when it comes to patient privacy and security?  It may seem that way as we see a new focus on the importance of Risk Assessments and Incident Response Planning. “Lately we have seen a strong uptick in requests for incident […]

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