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HIPAA Turns 25

As the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), approaches the 25th anniversary of its enactment, we thought we’d look into the history of this game-changer in the healthcare industry. Signed into law by President Clinton on August 21, 1996, this federal statute was enacted to modernize the flow of healthcare information as […]

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Common HIPAA Mistakes

As a person who works within the healthcare industry, understanding HIPAA is a necessity, even if it is knowing just the basic rules.  These rules and regulations are complex and ever-changing so that they can keep up with the fluid landscape of healthcare, so unless you are an expert, it is unlikely that you know […]

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Wait, a Breach is HOW Much?

The Background Wolfe Eye Clinic is a healthcare provider located in Iowa. In business since 1919, they specialize in medical eye care and have 11 main eye care clinics across the state, and various other locations that offer treatments. According to their website, they treat approximately 700,000 patients. This seems to be a solid and …

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Wait, a Breach is HOW Much?

The Background Wolfe Eye Clinic is a healthcare provider located in Iowa. In business since 1919, they specialize in medical eye care and have 11 main eye care clinics across the state, and various other locations that offer treatments. According to their website, they treat approximately 700,000 patients. This seems to be a solid and […]

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Executive Order

This month a memo went out from the White House and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to industry leaders that emphasized the threat posed by ransomware within their businesses as well as emphasizing just how important it was to the current administration to prioritize the awareness.  The memo also is putting the responsibility on the […]

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Executive Order

This month a memo went out from the White House and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to industry leaders that emphasized the threat posed by ransomware within their businesses as well as emphasizing just how important it was to the current administration to prioritize the awareness.  The memo also is putting the responsibility on the …

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Vaccine Required

June 21st is fast approaching, and to most of us, that means the official start of summer.  But to a group of 178 healthcare workers in Houston, it could mean the end of their employment. We’ve been discussing the various mandates and situations concerning getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  The more public of these scenarios include …

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Vaccine Required

June 21st is fast approaching, and to most of us, that means the official start of summer.  But to a group of 178 healthcare workers in Houston, it could mean the end of their employment. We’ve been discussing the various mandates and situations concerning getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  The more public of these scenarios include […]

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It Isn’t Always Obvious

Far too often, and in just about every industry, those of us who are “in it” assumes that certain aspects of what we know are obvious to the general public. For example, in healthcare, we know the basics of HIPAA and what information can and cannot be shared. This thought came to me again while …

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