Category Archives: HIPAA

Compliance with HIPAA regulations

The audits are coming!

As business associates, we have not been high on the radar screen as far as audits go with the OCR. This year that is changing. Although not as many business associates will be audited as covered entities, we will be … Continue reading

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There’s more than one way to hack

A recent article in Healthcare IT Newsdiscusses “Visual hacking” – not something we perhaps are as conscious of as we should be. For example, someone is standing near your desk and not even facing your computer but how easy is … Continue reading

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What does HIPAA look like on the hospital floor?

I recently spent quite a bit of time on a med-surg floor and was shocked to hear medical staff discussing patients by name while standing in the hallway. Contrast this with the hyper vigilance which is brought to bear by … Continue reading

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What do you do after you audit?

I recently ran an audit on an area that showed some things we needed to improve.  We are required, as we all know, to do audits but what do we do with the data?  We are supposed to asses it … Continue reading

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Doctor reviews open up can of worms for HIPAA

I don’t know about you but when I am traveling to someplace different I almost always look at the reviews of the hotel or for a recommended restaurant. I even read the reviews when I want to download an audible … Continue reading

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