Protected Health Information

Episode 40: Know The Rules! Securing Their Protected Health Information

Are You Securing Their Protected Health Information? Covered Entities, Business Associates, and patients alike must all be able to trust that their protected health information (PHI) remains private and secure. If your patients lack trust in your Electronic Health Records (EHRs) system they may not want to disclose ALL of their confidential health information to […]

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Episode 39: Know The Rules! Documentation – If It’s Not Documented It Didn’t Happen!

Documentation, Do You Have It! Today, I am discussing the HIPAA Security Rule’s Documentation standard, §164.316(b)(1), as mentioned in “6 Step Approach to Implementing Your Security Management Process.” The Documentation standard requires Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs) to: “(i) Maintain the policies and procedures implemented to comply with this subpart in written (which […]

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Episode 38: Know The Rules! Diving into HIPAA Administrative Safeguards

In this week’s “Know The Rules!”, I am diving a little deeper into the Administrative Safeguards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Standards: Administrative Safeguards, 45 CFR § 164.308. The HIPAA Administrative Safeguards comprises over half of the HIPAA Security Rule. It establishes a national set of minimum security standards for […]

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Episode 37: Know The Rules! What are HIPAA Security Standards Anyway?

In this week’s “Know The Rules!”, I am providing an overview of the HIPAA Security Standards. Identity theft, lost and/or stolen computer disks, insider threats, hackers, and other preventable losses of information are just a few of the hazards facing Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs) that create, receive, maintain, and transmit electronic protected […]