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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity

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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity
When patients come to you for treatment or medical care, they expect that you will keep their information secure and protected. With an ever-changing cybersecurity environment, you always need to be on the lookout for new tools, like blockchain, that can help keep patients’ data secure at your organization. The important question is: Is blockchain capable of providing the security needed to protect patient health information?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Health IT, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Cybersecurity | Tags: HHS, ONC, NIST, CDC, MIT Media Lab, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Cyberattacks, Blockchain, Health IT, EHR, Healthcare Employees, Training, Healthcare Payers, Insurance Coverage, Audit | View Count: (266)
By Adam Turteltaub adam.turteltaub@corporatecompliance.org No one wants to work under a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA), but there are lots of good lessons that can be learned from them. Laura Ellis, Senior Counsel in the Office of Special Counsel to the Inspector General at HHS, and Michael Lampert, a partner in the Boston office of Ropes […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: Podcasts, compliance, Corporate integrity agreement, ethics, OIG HHS, risk assessment, risk management | View Count: (21)
Data and Compliance: Tools for Fighting Opioid Addiction
Healthcare providers and policy makers are always looking for new ways to address the opioid epidemic. One of the five main strategies being employed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fight this issue is “better data” about opioid use, misuse, and prescribing trends. Learn about some of the ways data is being used to address this epidemic as well as how providers can use health information to support patient care when addiction is involved.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: HHS, CDC, SAMHSA, ONC, Providers, HRSA, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Pain Management, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Healthcare Employees, Training, Health IT, 42 CFR Part 2, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | View Count: (248)
Do You Know the Difference Between HIPAA Versus the Common Rule?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes the conditions under which protected health information may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes. The Common Rule is a federal policy regarding Human Subjects. Implementation of the Final Rule related to the Common Rule is January 21, 2019. Do you know what the differences are between these two regulations?
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: HHS, OCR, Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Common Rule, Training, Continuing Education, Department of Defense, FDA | View Count: (752)
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Protecting Health Information When It Goes Mobile

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Protecting Health Information When It Goes Mobile
The world is constantly in motion, and many people want their access to information to follow suit. At your healthcare organization, do you use mobile devices to manage health information? What about cloud storage? Have you developed any mobile applications for patient use? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do you also stay up to date on relevant privacy and security regulations surrounding these tools?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HHS, OCR, US-CERT, NIST, ONC, Homeland Security, Providers, Outpatient, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Mobile Devices, Training, Health IT, mHealth | View Count: (384)
How HIPAA Compliance Can Help Your Organization Prepare for a Disaster
What do a ransomware attack and a hurricane have in common? They can both disrupt the vital operations of a healthcare organization. HIPAA covered entities and healthcare providers should always have Emergency Preparedness Plans in place for natural disasters as well as man-made catastrophes like cyberattacks. In fact, the HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities have a contingency plan that can be implemented the moment it is needed.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Medicare and Medicaid, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, CMS, OCR, ONC, Providers, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Emergency Preparedness, Continuing Education | View Count: (615)
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Data Sharing and HIPAA Compliance

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Data Sharing and HIPAA Compliance
Interoperability is a hot topic of discussion right now as healthcare organizations across the country work to ease health information sharing for a more efficient healthcare system. Of course, personally identifiable health information is protected under regulations such as HIPAA. Therefore, while sharing health information is one of the goals of interoperability, it also depends on requirements like patient consent and authorization.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HHS, OCR, ONC, Providers, HIPAA, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Interoperability | View Count: (285)
Protecting Patient Health Information While Fighting an Opioid Epidemic
When addressing a problem, it’s helpful to learn more about it. However, when that problem is a health issue like opioid use, and information about it might include protected health information, privacy and confidentiality considerations must be taken into account. In this article, we discuss how information sharing is being used to learn more about the current opioid crisis and better address it as well as what privacy regulations might apply.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: HHS, DOJ, CDC, SAMHSA, ONC, HIPAA, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Mental Health, Addiction, Pain Management, Opioid Crisis, 42 CFR Part 2 | View Count: (337)
Texting as a Healthcare Provider: Risks, Uses, and HIPAA Compliance
For many people, texting to communicate with others is almost second nature. However, if you are a healthcare professional or work with protected health information, think twice before using your phone to quickly communicate or obtain information for work. Mobile device security is a requirement for all HIPAA covered entities and enforcing compliance in mobile device use is an effective way to mitigate risk and avoid HIPAA breaches.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HHS, Joint Commission, ONC, Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Texting, Mobile Devices, Training | View Count: (640)
How the General Data Privacy Regulation Applies to U.S. Healthcare Organizations
Beginning in May of this year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. Though it is a European Union regulation, HIPAA covered entities in the United States may find that they, too, are subject to its guidelines and penalties. In this article, we address key questions healthcare professionals in the United States are asking about this new regulation.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HHS, GDPR, Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance | View Count: (392)
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