19 01, 2018

HIPAA Compliance Management: Not as Hard as you Think

2018-02-14T17:47:19+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

When people think of HIPAA compliance management, they often think of a time consuming process involving piles of binders, unnecessary legwork, and costly legal fees. But what if there was a way to simplify your HIPAA compliance management? The truth is: using a HIPAA compliance software to address your compliance management is one of the most cost-effective ways to ensure that you're addressing the full extent of HIPAA [...]

30 11, 2017

How to Make Your Email HIPAA Compliant

2017-11-30T15:21:36+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

If you are healthcare organization working with protected health information (PHI), you need to make sure all communication, storage, and transmission of PHI is HIPAA compliant. But what is HIPAA compliance, and what are the steps for email to become HIPAA compliant? To begin, let’s look at what HIPAA is and what's required for HIPAA compliance. What is HIPAA? HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. [...]

14 11, 2017

HIPAA Compliance Training Requirements (for Free!)

2018-04-24T16:32:09+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

HIPAA compliance training is an essential part of an effective compliance program. Annual employee training is mandated by HIPAA regulation. There are many misconceptions surrounding annual HIPAA training requirements that can leave your practice vulnerable to breaches and fines if they aren't properly remedied! Click here to get a free HIPAA training session for you and your employees right now! Your practice is faced with many options for HIPAA [...]

10 11, 2017

The Gap Between EHR and HIPAA Compliance

2018-05-24T11:28:32+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

In today's health care market, there's a growing disconnect between EHRs and HIPAA compliance. The misconceptions surrounding requirements for EHRs and HIPAA compliance under the law have lead many health care professionals into hot water with HIPAA breaches and violation fines. Both are essential parts of running a successful business in health care. EHR platforms give your practice a secure, care-focused means of maintaining protected health information (PHI), such [...]

2 11, 2017

What is 45 CFR 164.524? Rules for Individual Access to PHI

2018-01-16T12:07:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

45 CFR 164.524 is a section of the HIPAA Privacy Rule that explains the standards regarding patient access to protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic information that can be used to identify a patient. Examples of PHI according to HIPAA regulation includes names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medical records, financial information, and full facial photographs, to name a few. The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives [...]

31 10, 2017

The HIPAA Safeguards your Practice Needs

2018-04-24T16:37:57+00:00 October 31st, 2017|

Chances are, your organization already has some sort of a HIPAA compliance program in place. But is it doing enough? How confident are you that your organization could pass a HIPAA audit if one of your employees had their phone stolen? Having a total HIPAA compliance program is absolutely essential to keeping your business in health care safe. With fines reaching into the millions of dollars for violations as [...]

27 10, 2017

Healthcare Cybersecurity Concerns Grow Amid Ransomware Threats

2017-10-27T15:55:19+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

For healthcare, cybersecurity threats are a growing risk to running a successful business. With cybersecurity and ransomware incidents making headlines day after day, healthcare providers need to have security and privacy measures in place to keep their data safe. HIPAA regulation sets strict guidelines for standards that must be implemented in order to keep protected health information (PHI) secure. PHI is defined by HIPAA as any demographic information that [...]

11 10, 2017

HIPAA Compliance Checklist 2018

2018-06-08T12:51:13+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

Looking for a HIPAA compliance checklist for 2018 that works for you business? We've got you covered. Compliancy Group's annual HIPAA compliance checklist includes a full run-down of everything health care professionals need to be HIPAA compliant. Download the HIPAA checklist now and use it in your organization to find out where you stand! Click here to download the HIPAA Compliance Checklist 2018! However, once you assess the status [...]

6 10, 2017

Is DropBox HIPAA Compliant?

2018-04-09T16:25:04+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

The question "Is DropBox HIPAA compliant?" is a common question for health care providers and organizations that deal with protected health information. Before we answer, let's take a brief look at some of the foundational components of HIPAA compliance to deepen your understanding of how it applies to DropBox. Working with Healthcare Vendors Health care providers are considered covered entities (CEs) under HIPAA regulation. Covered entities are responsible for [...]

22 09, 2017

Getting Your Google BAA: What You Need to Know

2018-04-13T16:55:32+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

When using Google to run your healthcare business you need to ensure that you sign a proper Google BAA. A BAA--or Business Associate Agreement--is a HIPAA-mandated contract that must be executed between two parties in the event that health care data is being exchanged. This sensitive data is called protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA regulation. PHI includes any demographic information that can be used to identify a patient [...]