HIPAA Privacy Facts for Medical Offices

There has been some confusion about when and how to share patient information. I thought it might be a good time to review some of the facts from the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Here are some highlights: 1. The Privacy Rule does not require a signed consent form before sharing information for treatment. 2. Medical providers can share ... Read More »

1st Sept 2022
HIPAA changes and updates for 2022-2023

Since HIPAA’s inception there have been several updates over the years. As technology changes, so must some the of HIPAA rules. We have not seen any major changes since 2013 when the Omnibus Rule gave HIPAA teeth and enforcement became real. During 2019 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had requested comments on 54 ... Read More »

15th Aug 2022
Data Breaches in Healthcare are increasing

Since 2015 the number of data breaches in healthcare has steadily been rising. This includes medical offices, health plans, and business associates. These breaches range from unauthorized access, loss, theft, but mostly from hacking. Hacking was determined to be from emails, network servers, desktop computers, to electronic medical records. No ... Read More »

1st Aug 2022
Why it is so important to secure emails that contain PHI?

We have advised our clients for years to only transmit protected health information (PHI) if it is encrypted. We have also recommended encryption for the data at rest. With the rise of hacking, this is never more important. There are many problems that can arise from compromised email accounts. It only takes one employee’s email account to get ... Read More »

15th Jul 2022
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