HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Transporting Medical Records

By |August 29th, 2011|

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

Occasionally, medical and other sensitive records must be transported from one location to another, such as when moving to a new office, closing a location, etc.  Appropriate steps must be taken to safeguard these records whether electronic or paper.  Learn more about what you and your company should  be doing…   Any electronic media containing Protected Health […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Success Formula

By |January 21st, 2014|

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Success Formula Just about everyone who knows me has probably heard me rail against “checklists” in the context of HIPAA-HITECH privacy and security rule compliance. Well, sort of. There are checklists, after all — they’re called the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule and the HITECH Breach Notification Rule.  This post may serve […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Lost USB Memory Drive Leads to $150k HIPAA Settlement for Small Dermatology Practice

By |December 31st, 2013|

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

Lost USB Memory Drive Leads to $150,000 HIPAA Settlement for Small Dermatology Practice What Happened? On October 7th, 2011, Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (APDerm), a Concord, Massachusetts-based private practice with six offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, notified the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of a stolen unencrypted USB memory drive containing […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Necessary Evil, Operational Baseline or Competitive Advantage?

By |November 28th, 2013|

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Necessary Evil, Operational Baseline or Competitive Advantage? How do you and your colleagues think about compliance with the HIPAA-HITECH privacy, security and breach notification rules? We’re finding that organizations and their leaders are evolving their thinking about the safeguarding their members’, patients’ or customers’ personal information in general and the […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – WellPoint OCR Settlement Agreement

By |October 15th, 2013|

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – WellPoint OCR Settlement Agreement What Was the Nature of the Information and How Many Individuals Were Affected? The ePHI, including names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers and health information, of 612,402 health insurance applicants was impermissibly disclosed after WellPoint failed to adequately implement policies and procedures […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Increased Risk and Consequences of Medical Identity Theft

By |October 8th, 2013|

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Increased Risk and Consequences of Medical Identity Theft What Happened? The 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), finds that the risk of medical identity theft is increasing, as is the seriousness of the medical and financial […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – UT Physicians Laptop Goes Missing

By |September 2nd, 2013|

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – UT Physicians Laptop Goes Missing What Happened? On August 28, 2013, UT Physicians, the medical group practice of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, announced that an unencrypted laptop computer containing some patient information was discovered missing on Aug. 2 from a locked […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Protection Against Identity Theft

By |September 25th, 2011|

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

Medical Identity Theft  and Identity Theft are criminal acts that occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information, such as name, social security number and/or insurance card number, without that individual’s knowledge to obtain or make false claims for (medical) services or goods.   Learn more about what you and your company should  be doing…to protect yourself and your stakeholders… […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Treat Paper Records & Electronic Data Equally

By |September 18th, 2011|

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

Protected Health Information (PHI) exists in many forms.  The HIPAA Privacy Final Rule concerns itself with permissable and proper use and disclosure of all forms of PHI, including electronic PHI (ePHI).  It’s important to not lose track of the requirements to safeguard all PHI.  Learn more about what you and your company should  be doing…to protect yourself and […]

HIPAA Privacy and Security Reminders – Avoid Medical Identity Theft

By |September 11th, 2011|

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series HIPAA Privacy-Security Reminders

Medical identity theft is a criminal act that occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information, such as name and insurance card number, without that individual’s knowledge to obtain or make false claims for medical services or goods.  Learn more about what you and your company should  be doing…to protect yourself and your stakeholders… […]

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