GO
Archive by tag: HIPAA TipsReturn
RSS
11

Target Trouble Areas with HIPAA Training

posted on
A little oversight can lead to a lot of trouble. Employees who aren’t prepared to securely handle patients’ protected health information (PHI) can accidentally cause breaches and leak tens to millions of private records. Why does this happen? In many cases, managers fail to train their staff in HIPAA compliance. HIPAA compliance training shouldn’t simply check the box and call it a day. Training must be ongoing, detailed, and tailored for each department. With regular training, managers can a...
Read More
| Categories: HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HIPAA Tips, Privacy | View Count: (81)
10

Make HIPAA Training Meaningful

posted on
We all know that we must train our employees in HIPAA compliance, but this training is boring. How can we make the training interesting so that it is more effective? This initial training provides basic HIPAA principles—the building blocks for privacy and security. Training can be done by way of seminars, web-based, slide shows, etc.  Regardless of the method used, HIPAA requires staff to be trained soon after starting their job. Should this just be a one time training or should staff be traine...
Read More
| Categories: HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HIPAA Tips, Privacy | View Count: (79)
20

Password Security – HIPAA Tip

posted on
Password security is the bane of most healthcare organizations’ existence! Employees and providers groan every time they are required to change their passwords. Remembering complex passwords is also difficult, especially when you have multiple passwords to remember for all the programs and networks required to manage patient care. Writing passwords down and sharing passwords are common temptations to ease the pain of password management. However, not taking password security seriously is leavin...
Read More
| Categories: HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HIPAA Tips, Security, Cybersecurity, HIPAA, Password | View Count: (4936)
17

HIPAA Tip – Sharing Passwords

posted on
Many small practices struggle with password security. The provider shares his login credentials with staff to make it easier for him to pull records from hospital stays in preparation for a clinic visit as well as so Medical Assistants can have the exam room computer on and ready for him when he walks in or so the nurse can chart for him. With how busy physicians are, these seem to be reasonable shortcuts to make his workflow more manageable. The problem is these practices are leaving the physic...
Read More
| Categories: HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HIPAA Tips, Security, Cybersecurity, HIPAA, Password | View Count: (319)
Search
Blog Subscription
Name

Categories
Articles by Month
AIHC Facebook Feed
HHS
CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Disclaimer

Articles written by the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance are under Copyright Notice: © 2016-2019 American Institute of Healthcare Compliance, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Views expressed through RSS feeds or remarks made on this blog or website are solely those of the original authors and other contributors and do not necessarily represent those of the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance and/or staff.