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HIPAA Stats & Facts

We couldn’t call them fun facts, because there’s really not a lot that one could label “fun” when it comes to HIPAA, but we thought we’d take a look at some of the statistics and facts in a summary fashion. HIPAA, often misspelled HIPPA, stands for the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act. This federal law […]

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Learn from Others

The office for Civil Rights gathered information at the end of 2020 that is important for any covered entity or business associate that operates under HIPAA guidelines.  Summarized in the U.S. Health and Human Service (HHS) HIPAA Audits Industry Report, this data should be regarded as a useful tool for any business that deals with HIPAA, and one […]

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What If Employees Refuse the Vaccine?

In healthcare, we want to assume that we are collectively working to advance medicine and whatever the latest developments are, well we want “in”. What if that development is the COVID-19 vaccine and as it turns out, someone on your team isn’t interested? According to a survey done by the Pew Research Center, not all Americans felt […]

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Potential Changes Ahead

The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that could be substantial. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposal stated it was to “remove barriers to, coordinated care and individual engagement” and was issued last week. Addressing standards of the rule may limit and/or discourage care […]

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Digital transformation: New study shows how to grow your business in 2021

It’s often said that change equals growth. But while that may be true, it doesn’t take into account the fact that changing how we do something – and adapting to new technologies and systems – can be hard. If you own or run a company, where a change in process means tens or even hundreds […]

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HITECH Act

This week we’re taking a look at the HITECH Act and an overview of what it is and how it relates to HIPAA. Formed in 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was introduced as part of an economic stimulus package to promote and expand the awareness and adoption of […]

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Vaccination Scams

It hasn’t even been available for a minute and we’re already being warned about scams surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination.  With healthcare being a huge target for cybercrime already, this isn’t surprising. Consumers should be aware of phone calls, text messages, social media links and posts, emails, and even in person tactics that will be used […]

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