A Developer’s Guide to Creating HIPAA Compliant Software

You’ve coded up this amazing piece of software that is perfect for the healthcare market. The fact that the industry’s footprint is more than $3.8 billion in the United States alone has got you seeing dollar signs. The only problem is that your potential customers will only consider HIPAA compliant software, and you aren’t sure where or how to get started in making your product [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:38-04:00February 2nd, 2022|

Causes and Effects of HIPAA Violations in the Dental Field

Building and maintaining a thriving dental practice is not a simple task. Between keeping your staff at peak efficiency, managing vendors, marketing your services, treating patients, and everything else in your day, it’s easy to overlook something like HIPAA compliance. Unfortunately, HIPAA violations in the dental field can create severe issues for your practice. Who Defines HIPAA Violations in the Dental Field [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:40-04:00January 21st, 2022|

HIPAA Compliance Management: How to Manage Your HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA consists of a complex set of rules and regulations that healthcare organizations have an obligation to adhere to. So how can you manage your HIPAA compliance in a simplified manner? To provide guidance, HIPAA compliance management is discussed. HIPAA Compliance Management and HIPAA Software Although you can manage your HIPAA compliance on your own, it is likely that by doing so, you will fail to address one [...]

2020-11-19T13:26:58-05:00November 24th, 2020|

4 Tips: HIPAA Compliance for Small Practices

Healthcare organizations of all sizes must comply with the standards set forth by HIPAA. Although HIPAA mandates the same regulations for different sized healthcare organizations, the implementation of how the requirements are applied differ. HIPAA compliance for small practices is discussed below. Do you have an effective HIPAA compliance program? Find out now by completing the HIPAA compliance checklist. HIPAA Compliance for Small Practices When determining what HIPAA safeguards [...]

2022-05-06T12:25:56-04:00May 12th, 2020|

 HIPAA Business Email Compromise 

A cyberthreat known as business email compromise has caused businesses, religious institutions, educational institutions, non-profits, and other companies, to lose billions of dollars since the FBI first began tracking the threat in 2013. Business email compromise (BEC) - also known as CEO impersonation - is a favorite crime of Internet con artists because the practice relies on what any con operation requires for success: deception. These criminals target a [...]

2022-05-06T14:04:12-04:00December 10th, 2019|

Updated HHS SRA Tool Issued

In 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal agency for enforcing HIPAA, issued a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR). In 2019, after several updates, OCR is offering its newest updated HHS SRA tool, version 3.1. The updated HHS SRA Tool contains several features that the prior tools did not contain. What is the Updated HHS SRA Tool? [...]

2022-05-06T13:36:54-04:00November 18th, 2019|

10 Tips for Protecting Patient Health Information in the Workplace

Protecting patient health information in the workplace involves employees following practical measures so that a covered entity is compliant. Below are ten HIPAA compliant tips for protecting patient protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare workplace. Take steps to minimize the risk of unauthorized access by implementing access controls  Provide training on PHI handling, for employees who perform healthcare administrative functions  Be mindful of when patient [...]

2022-06-02T16:06:34-04:00October 22nd, 2019|

HIPAA Compliance for Startups

You've worked hard to get your startup company up and running; you've hired your staff, you've set up your payroll and secured your office space. But just when you think you've done everything you need to do to launch your business, you learn your company must also be HIPAA compliant. If you’re wondering what a HIPAA compliant office space means for you and the [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:21-04:00July 27th, 2015|