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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 …

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Heart Healthy

With romance in the air for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we thought we’d shine a light on the ways that HIPAA can be affected by love in the workplace and what rules are in place to address it.  Are there ethical repercussions to dating your doctor?  Can my significant other access my medical records?  …

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Remote Working & Healthcare

We have seen the healthcare industry rise to the occasion this past year.  Stepping up in more ways than can be counted and doing so under extraordinary conditions.  Telehealth does offer a viable solution for many people who cannot travel outside of their homes, and at the same time, it offers a safe solution to …

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As the Rules Apply

This week in HIPAA news we are shining a light on two rules that display the spectrum of ‘bending’ from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The first, showing flexibility, announced that penalties with regard to HIPAA, as it pertains to the COVID-19 vaccination, will not be …

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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 …

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Year-End Health Report

Ideally, we have a health physical once a year.  We assess what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, and make modifications to our overall wellness plan as needed.  Hopefully, nothing is wrong, and we can proceed with the usual cautions and goals of maintaining a long and productive life.  The same could …

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Year-End Health Report

Ideally, we have a health physical once a year.  We assess what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, and make modifications to our overall wellness plan as needed.  Hopefully, nothing is wrong, and we can proceed with the usual cautions and goals of maintaining a long and productive life.  The same could …

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Safe Harbor Bill

In our blog earlier this year that provided an overview of 2009’s Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH Act) we discussed how this was designed to promote the use of electronic health records (EHR) within the healthcare system and its providers. As is with most things, time goes on and often reveals …

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Safe Harbor Bill

In our blog earlier this year that provided an overview of 2009’s Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH Act) we discussed how this was designed to promote the use of electronic health records (EHR) within the healthcare system and its providers. As is with most things, time goes on and often reveals …

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