HIPAA

Get ready for the next round of federal HIPAA auditsWith the government conducting a new round of HIPAA privacy and security audits in 2017, small medical practices need to be prepared
How to choose your HIPAA security officerIn smaller practices, the position of security officer is often filled by whoever appears to have the time to fill it.
Four ways health execs can help their organizations mitigate cyberattacksHealthcare executives are starting to realize that preventing cyberattacks is not just a task for their IT departments and third-party security vendors.
Opinion: Substance use disorder privacy law limits both payers, prescribersTwo University of Massachusetts Medical School pharmacists make the case to reform or align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA to better serve patients with substance use disorder.
10 ways to improve patient data securityMore than 80% of security breaches result from human errors
Start MACRA reporting with a HIPAA risk assessment, or don’t start at allHere are five key security risk assessment elements to identify and remediate.
Watch out for these HIPAA violations in online reviewsPhysicians can violate federal law simply by replying to a negative review
Data breaches: Fast facts
Data breaches: Fast factsBe sure to follow these steps if you think you've been hacked.
Am I liable for a glitch in my EHR system?Although the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized initial grants and incentives to promote “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs) by providers, one of the potential risks that has not been given much discussion is the risk of medical malpractice liability.
Incidental Use and Disclosure of HIPAA InformationWhen a pharmacy learns of a HIPAA breach, it, and its business associates involved in the breach, are required to report the incident to the government. But not all violations are reportable and may not be considered a breach.