Tag Archives: Linda Allard

HIPAA: Required versus addressable — what does that mean?

The HIPAA security rule can be very confusing when you are reading it. The HIPAA security rule implementation has procedures listed as either required or addressable. I think “addressable” versus “required” is extra confusing. We all know what required is, … Continue reading

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Bring your vendor into your BAAs

As a vendor, Business Associate Agreements (BAA) are something that I am very familiar with.  Our business deals with PHI directly in order to provide the services we offer. This means that we need to have a signed BAA with … Continue reading

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Networking: A 15 minute call could save you …

This past week I had the pleasure of attending AHIMA’s Security and Privacy Institute.  I spent two days listening to amazing speakers talk about different areas of HIPAA and security in regard to protecting PHI. A side benefit, and one … Continue reading

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The most dreaded word: ‘breach’

So, what is a breach according to HIPAA? A breach is, generally, an impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of protected health information (PHI) such that the use or disclosure poses a … Continue reading

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Protect your computer — from your family

With the summer in full swing and summer holidays here, I started thinking about those of you who work from home. These days, most facilities either have work-at-home staff or have given staff members the ability to do so. It … Continue reading

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