“According to Varonis, 41% of organizations had more than 1,000 sensitive files open to every employee, with data such as “credit card information, health records, or personal information subject to regulations like GDPR, HIPAA and PCI” readily available to anyone with access to the system.” By Jonathan Greig, Tech Republic… Continue Reading Global accessibility – A Mistake Healthcare Providers Cannot Afford

Physical safeguards are set of rules and guidelines that outline how the physical storage and access to protected health information should be managed under HIPAA security rules. This infographic by Vigyanix details the Physical Safeguard requirements for facility access controls, workstation use and security and device and media control.

A lot of confusion has been raised regarding the compliance of cloud to the HIPAA. On the contrary, the healthcare community itself is not very sure of it and is looking at it as a double edged sword. The cloud presents you a shimmering picture of cost-effective option. It provides… Continue Reading Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?

Within the healthcare community, the cloud has been perceived as a double-edged sword. On one side, the cloud represents a cost-effective solution to the problem of affording the capacity to store and analyze massive amounts of data; on the other, it presents concerns about remaining compliant with HIPAA Training while making strategic… Continue Reading Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?

A pre-publication version of the much anticipated final Omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rule (the Final Rule) was issued January 17, 2013 with publication in the Federal Register scheduled for January 25, 2013. While the Final Rule becomes effective March 26, 2013, covered entities and business associates have until… Continue Reading HIPAA final rule out in Federal Register

A legislative act passed in year 1996, called HIPAA or in other words the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act affected the health care administration. For years, we have researched upon the safety rule along with three types of security safeguards based mainly on technical and physical grounds. Amongst the above mentioned… Continue Reading Safeguard your confidential data by implementing HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard

Could Google’s new privacy policy violate of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act? That’s the concern of several members of Congress, who late last week discussed their worries with Google Director of Public Policy Pablo Chavez and Michael Yang, the company’s attorney, according to an article on Search Engine… Continue Reading Health attorney: Google’s new privacy policy does not violate HIPAA

Emerging technologies are beginning to blur the traditional, clear distinctions around privacy and health data – this is especially true with mobile health (mHealth) solutions. Those involved in regulatory circles are trying to develop a cohesive framework that will encourage innovation, while at the same time protect consumer privacy. A… Continue Reading mHealth Challenges Around Privacy and HIPAA

Late last year, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee challenged regulators to step up enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: “… the Subcommittee made clear that the [Office for Civil Rights’] efforts fell far short of its expectations, pointing out that, of tens of thousands of HIPAA Compliance received… Continue Reading HIPAA Compliance: 6 Audit Questions (and Answers) for Covered Entities

Claims processing standards expected to cut administrative burden on healthcare providers, insurance companies, and states, says Department of Health and Human Services. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued an interim final rule that prescribes operating standards for electronic fund transfers (EFT) and electronic remittance advice (ERA)–the… Continue Reading HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standards Make Progress