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HIPAA Tip Tuesday

TAKE INVENTORY!

Document all servers, computers, laptops, tablets, diagnostic machines, network devices, portables and mobile devices that store electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) or sensitive data, for all offices/locations. Taking the time to know what you have makes it easier to know ...

OCR Guidance for Health Care Providers to Contact Former COVID-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma Donation Opportunities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on how the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits health care providers to contact their patients who have recovered from COVID-19, to inform them ...

DISABLING REMOTE CONNECTIONS

As your organizations begin to reopen and get back to the new “normal” be diligent with who has remote access to the office and operating systems containing electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). While it may have been imperative to set ...

HIPAA REMINDERS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

The following may sound silly to you, even seem insulting given that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, was signed into law in 1996. Unfortunately, every time another HIPAA breach occurs and another Covered Entity or Business ...

TABLETOP DISASTER RECOVERY/BUSINESS CONTINUITY TESTS

A tabletop test is a meeting to review and discuss a simulated emergency situation and concrete plans to manage the fine details of the occurrence, and aftermath of a natural or human-made disaster. Tabletop testing gives insights into how well ...

HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY

It has become increasingly clear that cybersecurity is a risk factor in healthcare data. Chronic under-investment in cybersecurity has left so many exposed that they are unable to even detect cyberattacks when they occur. While attackers may compromise an organization ...

TIPS FOR SECURITY TABLETOP TESTING

Security tabletop exercises enable organizations to analyze potential emergency situations in an informal environment, and are designed to foster constructive discussions among participants as they examine existing operational plans and determine where improvements can be made. Tabletop testing generally takes ...

HIPAA ADMINISTRATIVE SAFEGUARDS

ADMINISTRATIVE SAFEGUARDS Jack, The HIPAA Security Rule defines Administrative Safeguards as, “administrative actions, and policies and procedures, to manage the selection, development, implementation, and maintenance of security measures to protect electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and to manage the conduct ...

HIPAA BREACHES CONTINUE TO OCCUR

Several employee email accounts of Ohio Business Associate MNS were hacked in 2019. Ohio-based Management and Network Services (MNS) recently began notifying 30,132 patients that their data was potentially compromised after several employee email accounts were hacked between April and ...

SECURITY RISK ANALYSIS

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires that Covered Entities and their Business Associates conduct a ...

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