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By Robin Singh, CFE, CCEP, HCCP Compliance and Fraud Control Lead, Abu Dhabi Government Website, email and social media are the three top marketing tools used by businesses. More than 50 percent of small businesses invest in a website to expand their reach while 17 percent of global retail sales was accounted by e-commerce. With more […]
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Target Trouble Areas with HIPAA Training

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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...
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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 | View Count: (130)
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Make HIPAA Training Meaningful

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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...
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Updates to NIST Risk Management Framework

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Jason L. Williams, JD, MSIT Operations Director, Maize Analytics The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released revision 2 of NIST SP 800-37, Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations in December 2018.[1]The revision recognizes the importance of both information security and privacy: “While security and privacy are independent and separate disciplines, they […]
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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: DOD, HHS, OCR, Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Common Rule, Training, Continuing Education | View Count: (387)
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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity

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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity
Telehealth is an increasingly important tool for healthcare organizations to provide patients with more accessible and affordable care options. However, in the excitement of developing telehealth programs, organizations should not lose sight of privacy and security regulations that apply to these new services. After all, protected health information under HIPAA can include data that is transmitted during the provision of telehealth services.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: CMS, NIST, Providers, ONC, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Emergency Preparedness, Telehealth, Training, Health IT, Telemedicine, Continuing Education | View Count: (289)
HIPAA Compliance Challenges for Rural Healthcare Organizations
Rural healthcare providers play a vital role in keeping people healthy across the nation. After all, almost one in five people in the United States lives in a rural area. Being located in these areas, however, can often result in some unique challenges for rural healthcare organizations. Such issues can leave rural providers vulnerable to noncompliance, fraud, and everything in between.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, Health IT, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: DOJ, ONC, HRSA, Providers, Rural Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Telehealth, Training, Healthcare Employees, Mobile Devices, Interoperability, Cost Reporting | View Count: (348)
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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 | View Count: (278)
Twenty-two years ago this month, the U.S. Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The federal Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules implemented under HIPAA, and administered and enforced by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), continue to serve as the national foundation of protections for individually identifiable health information, and of individuals’ rights with respect to their information, including the right to see and obtain...
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