Is Adobe Scan HIPAA Compliant?

Adobe Scan is an app for Android and iOS operating systems that allows users to use a device camera as a document scanner to capture information. The product is efficient and easy to use, but is it HIPAA compliant? HIPAA Compliance Basics: Is Adobe Scan HIPAA Compliant? The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces HIPAA rules [...]

2022-06-24T16:31:55-04:00June 24th, 2022|

HHS Issues HIPAA Guidelines for Telehealth (Audio-Only Telehealth Services)

On June 13, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance on HIPAA telehealth requirements, as these requirements pertain to audio-only telehealth services. The HIPAA guidance issued by HHS covers how and when covered health care providers and health plans can use remote communication technologies to provide audio-only telehealth services when OCR’s Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth is no longer in effect. [...]

2022-06-15T08:56:55-04:00June 13th, 2022|

Is Google Workspace HIPAA Compliant?

The ease of use of Google products has made it a popular choice for businesses across all industries. Google Workspace, formerly referred to as G Suite, consists of several Google products, including Gmail, Calendar, Meet, and Drive. As a healthcare organization, ease of use shouldn’t be the only determining factor when choosing what software platforms to use.  The main determining factor should [...]

2022-06-13T15:44:54-04:00June 6th, 2022|

Is HelloSign HIPAA Compliant?

As technology evolves, companies try new products in an effort to improve their business operations. One such technology that has been rapidly adopted is e-signature tools. But, did you know as a healthcare organization that these tools need to meet specific HIPAA standards? HelloSign is a popular e-signature product, but is HelloSign HIPAA compliant? How can you tell if a software tool [...]

2022-06-13T15:44:55-04:00June 1st, 2022|

MSP Revenue Service Offerings and HIPAA

When looking into what to offer to increase your revenue, HIPAA is a good place to start. Your MSP’s service offerings should reflect the needs of the largest sector of the economy, healthcare. The best way to increase MSP revenue services is by offering HIPAA compliance services to your clients. What is HIPAA and How Can You Help Your Clients Comply? HIPAA [...]

2022-05-23T09:06:01-04:00May 20th, 2022|

There’s No Such Thing as Free HIPAA – Ask TurboTax

TurboTax, the tax filing software company, was recently sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). What’s the charge? Deceiving consumers with bogus advertisements pitching “free” tax filing that millions of Americans could not use.  Next up on TurboTax’s journey with the FTC is a stop in a federal district court. The FTC has asked a court to order Intuit (TurboTax’s parent company) [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:27-04:00April 22nd, 2022|

Things to Consider with HIPAA in Employee Handbooks

One of the critical requirements of HIPAA is having effective policies and procedures that reflect how an organization uses, controls, and manages the protected health information of individuals. Employees must not only be aware of these policies and procedures but also attest that they will abide by them. Many companies include their HIPAA policies in Employee Handbooks, but is that the best [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:28-04:00April 18th, 2022|

How HIPAA Affects the Role of Business Associates

In order to provide the best possible care for patients, healthcare providers often need business partners to provide support services. When do these service providers become business associates as defined by HIPAA, and what are their duties and responsibilities in the role of business associate? How HIPAA Affects the Role of Business Associates – The Basics The purpose of HIPAA’s rules and [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:28-04:00April 15th, 2022|

Don’t Overlook the HIPAA Compliance of Your MSP Tools

If you’re a Managed Service Provider (MSP), you know that business depends upon your reputation. The MSP tools that you use to manage your clients effectively while maintaining the security and privacy of their data are vital to maintaining that reputation. That’s especially true when working with organizations required to be HIPAA compliant. How does that affect the MSP tools you use to support them? [...]