Updates to Employee Fields

We have made some updates to the system. We have added a "Roles" field.   Employee "Title" field is a text box and you may add any title that suits your organization. Employee "Role" field is where you will assign who is responsible for approving policies or signing BA agreements.   For example: “HIPAA Privacy Officer” approves ... Read More »

23rd Jun 2023
Could terminating an employee trigger an OCR investigation?

We have been asked this several times, so we decided to write a notification about this subject. When it is time to terminate an employee, it is never easy. Whether they are a short- or long-term employee, it can be difficult. Sadly, if you make a mistake you can end up with a complaint filed against you. These types of complaints can range from ... Read More »

1st May 2023
OCR announces the formation of a new Enforcement Division.

Is more HIPAA Enforcement on the way? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), announced the formation of a new Enforcement Division, Policy Division, and Strategic Planning Division. The newly established Strategic Planning Division will coordinate the OCR’s authorities to protect ... Read More »

3rd Apr 2023
HIPAA Audits and Penalties have been requested to increase in 2023

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) delivered their annual report to congress and noted there have been significant increases in HIPAA complaints and large breaches. They also noted that there have not been increases in appropriations during the same time frame. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requested that the HITECH civil ... Read More »

1st Mar 2023
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