HIPAA compliance

Penalties for Non-Compliance of HIPAA: What Is the Fine? Can You Get Jail Time?

What Is a HIPAA Violation? A HIPAA violation is the unauthorized disclosure of protected health information or the failure to provide timely access to patient data to authorized individuals against the mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. Those who follow Healthcare IT news will often see stories about large HIPAA […]

What is the HIPAA Security Rule 2023?

The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted into law by President Bill Clinton on August 21st, 1996. In a landmark achievement, the government set out specific legislation designed to change the US Healthcare System now and forever. The rules handed control back to the patient over how their personal information is processed […]

What Is a HIPAA API in 2023?

A HIPAA API is an Application Programming Interface (API) that is used to control interactions with healthcare applications, systems, and websites that handle protected health information and are subject to HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

What Are e-Health Applications in 2023?

e-Health applications or e-Healthcare applications are the software used to create, manage, and maintain data that is relevant to the patient or a healthcare organization. The data could be for treatment planning, organizing patient results, creating patient health records, or tools for health insurance payments.

How to Prevent a HIPAA Data Breach

In early October 2017, Henry Ford Health System announced that it had been hacked and that the records of 18,470 patients had been stolen. On July 25-26, Arkansas Oral Facial Surgery Center was infiltrated by a virus that blocked the practice from being able to access images, files, and notes related to 128,000 patients. In […]

Hospital Recycling Audit Reveals PHI Disposal Often Incorrect (Study)

A recent study demonstrated how problematic health record disposal is. The Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) make it clear how to properly get rid of health records while maintaining the confidentiality of patients and protecting their rights. The study indicates that poor disposal of records occurs frequently […]

How Does Employee Monitoring Software Provide HIPAA Compliance?

Inside the healthcare industry is an abundance of sensitive and valuable data. This has created a massive attack surface. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was created to minimize the attack surface and create a national standard for security and privacy of healthcare-related data. Just how many healthcare-related data records have been breached? According […]

Health IT in a Digital World

The world’s computers contain massive amounts of health data. Three out of every ten data storage systems are within healthcare. One patient creates nearly 80 megabytes of electronic protected health information (ePHI), including electronic medical records (EMRs), images, and other confidential data. In other words, this industry is the realm of big data – huge […]

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