Security Awareness Tips for HIPAA Compliance

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA was introduced to safeguard the information, which is generated by the healthcare organizations. HIPAA not just ensures that the sensitive information of the patient is protected by the healthcare organizations, covered entities, business associates, but also makes sure that the transmission of the information to other institutions […]

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A HIPAA AUDIT

HIPAA audits are mainly directed for covered entities of all sizes. The main purpose of HIPAA audits is to ensure that the ePHI of any patient is held safe and the security of sensitive information is maintained at all levels. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is on a constant endeavor to assess the […]

How Does HIPAA Enforcement Work?

OCR is responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Privacy rules and Security Rules. The OCR monitors and investigates about the complaints filled with it. OCR also works to check and review the Privacy and Security Rules. How Does HIPAA Enforcement Function  If there is any breach in Privacy and Security Rules, the person can send a […]

What Are the Main HIPAA Rules?

HIPAA Rules & Standards HIPPA is divided into many major codes or rules. To help you stay informed, we have listed these rules and standards below: Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Transactions and Code Sets (TCS) Rule, Unique Identifiers Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Final Rule, and the HITECH Act.  1. HIPAA Privacy Rule These rules states […]

What Does PHI Stand For?

PHI stands for in HIPAA Protected Health Information. This term is used in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides security and protection to the individual’s healthcare data and personal information that is held by health care organizations and it also gives an individual the right to know their […]

The Who and How of HIPAA Enforcement

Whenever we talk about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it is always assumed that there is an enforcement aspect, though enforcement is rarely clearly discussed. With HIPAA enforcement, healthcare organizations protect, safeguard and provide security to the personal healthcare details and health records of their customers (members, patients, and consumers). The best […]