Tag Archives: Hipaa

The HIPAA Audits are Coming

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is gearing up for random audits of healthcare providers and partners. OCR is starting its 2nd phase of its ongoing audit program of CEs (Covered Entities), BA (Business Associates) in 2016. You may recall that HHS’ Office for… Continue reading

HIPAA, HITECH, PCI Compliance Failures

Many businesses hold inaccurate assumptions on achieving and maintaining compliance in the face of complex regulations in their industry. Primarily, they assume compliance is a one time project rather than an ongoing process. Most often it is something they completed several years ago by using… Continue reading

Is Your Email HIPAA Compliant

Most health care providers and medical practices understand the basics of HIPAA compliance but often miss critical technical or operational details that leave them out of compliance. These technical details are far from inconsequential. Take the example of email. Many health care organizations (covered entities)… Continue reading

Does HIPAA Apply to My Organization

Healthcare practices & their partners large and small are legally obligated by the HIPAA HITECH and Omnibus regulations to protect the privacy and security of protect health information. These regulations which govern the use PHI (Protected Health Information) its use, storage and processing by healthcare… Continue reading

Windows XP & HIPAA Compliance

It isn’t new news – yet some have buried their head in the sand for far too long. As of April 8th 2014 Microsoft will no longer be support Windows XP in any form. This means that users of Windows XP will not receive patches,… Continue reading