Clinical CareQ&A: Revoking Authorization for Disclosure
Individuals have the right to revoke their authorizations in writing at any time.
TechnologyIllinois Healthcare Provider Suffers Breach Impacting Nearly 105,000 Individuals
In a security notice, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Midwestern Regional Medical Center said it identified suspicious activity from...
Clinical CareQ&A: Shredding Documents After Scanning
Mary D. Brandt, MBA, RHIA, CHE, CHPS, a healthcare consultant specializing in healthcare regulatory compliance and operations improvement, answers when...
TechnologyQ&A: HIPAA for Wearable Devices
Companies like FitBit are not covered entities, so they have no obligation to comply with HIPAA regulations.
Clinical CareOCR Settles 17th Case in HIPAA Right-of-Access Initiative
In the most recent settlement, Arbour Hospital, a behavioral health facility in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, agreed to pay $65,000 and...
Clinical CareQ&A: Case Studies in HIPAA Training
The use of PHI in training may fall into the category of healthcare operations as long as such use complies...
Clinical CareQ&A: Job-Specific HIPAA Training
Annual or on-hire training is not the place to stop; to be effective, training needs to be ongoing.
StrategyHHS Extends Public Comment Period for HIPAA Privacy Rule Modifications
The proposed changes to the longstanding HIPAA Privacy Rule focus heavily on individuals' right to access protected health information (PHI).
TechnologyEncryption for Google Drive, Dropbox
Apple will not sign a BAA even after the flurry of news around what Apple offers to the healthcare sector.
TechnologyGeorgia Healthcare Provider Suffers Breach Affecting 79,000 Individuals
In a security notice posted on its website, Gore Medical Management said it was the victim of a data breach...
StrategyLimited HIPAA Waivers Implemented During Texas Winter Storm
The waiver applies only within the emergency area and for the period identified in the public health emergency and for...
TechnologyQ&A: Posting Security Notice on Website
Mary D. Brandt, MBA, RHIA, CHE, CHPS shares how long security notices should stay on an organization's website if it...