Physical Safeguards

Episode 50: Know The Rules! Physical Safeguards

Physical Safeguards In this week’s “Know The Rules!,” I am sharing details about the Physical Safeguards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Standards, 45 CFR § 164.310. An important step in protecting electronic protected health information (ePHI) is to implement reasonable and appropriate physical safeguards for information systems and related equipment […]

Episode 49: Know The Rules! 2018 Wall of Shame Business Associate Breaches

Health & Human Services (HHS) Wall of Shame Covered Entities (CEs) are not alone when it comes to experiencing a healthcare breach. Business Associates (BAs) are at a greater risk by their limited knowledge, understanding, and/or implementation of the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules in their organization. HIPAA Breach Notification Rule The HIPAA Breach […]

HIPAA Security Technical Safeguards

Episode 48: Know The Rules! HIPAA Security Technical Safeguards

What are the HIPAA Security Technical Safeguards? In this week’s “Know The Rules!,” I am diving into the Technical Safeguards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Standards, 45 CFR § 164.312. The HIPAA Security Rule Technical Safeguards are increasingly more important due to advancements in technology used in healthcare. The Security […]

Workforce Security

Episode 47: Know The Rules! Workforce Security

Workforce Security – Do You Have It? In this week’s “Know The Rules!,” I am diving into the third standard of the Administrative Safeguards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Standards: Workforce Security, 45 CFR § 164.308(a)(3). The Workforce Security section of the Administrative Safeguards, states that Covered Entities (CEs) and […]