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HIPAA Compliance Checklist

Jan 7, 2015

HIPAA Compliance Checklist Ensure You Comply with the HIPAA Regulations If your organization has access to electronic protected health information (ePHI), it is recommended that you review our HIPAA compliance checklist to ensure that you comply with all the HIPAA regulations for the security and privacy of confidential patient data. Failure to comply with the…

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10 Years of Abortion Records Found in Houston Warehouse

Jan 5, 2015

10 Years of Abortion Records Found In Houston Warehouse – HIPAA Journal According to a recent report on Houston Radio station, KTRH, the medical records of hundreds – and potentially thousands – of women that attended an unspecified Houston abortion clinic have been discovered in a warehouse in the city. The records were discovered by…

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Hospice to be Investigated for Potential HIPAA Violations

Dec 28, 2014

Amedisys Hospice to be Investigated for Potential HIPAA Violation – HIPAA Journal The discovery of documents containing the Protected Health Information of 17 patients of Amedisys Hospice, Tennessee has triggered an investigation over the potential HIPAA violation. Earlier this week, Sandra Rambo was walking with her daughter when she came across paperwork on the side…

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$400,000 Settlement Reached in Case of Improperly Disposed Medical Records

Dec 18, 2014

HIPAA Settlement Reached for Dumpster PHI Exposure – HIPAA Journal Under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) data privacy and security rules, Protected Health Information (PHI) must be secured at all times and when data is no longer required it must be destroyed to prevent accidental exposure. In May 2013, Midwest Women’s Healthcare Specialists…

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Radiologist Arrested over HIPAA Violation

Dec 16, 2014

Long Island Radiologist Arrested over HIPAA Violation – HIPAA Journal The arrest of a Long Island radiologist on Dec 3, 2014 has prompted Nassau County District Attorney, Kathleen Rice, to call for changes to the state legislation to bring in stiffer penalties for doctors and healthcare professionals who abuse their positions and steal confidential data…

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Malware Results in $150,000 HIPAA Violation

Dec 14, 2014

December 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights BULLETIN: HIPAA Settlement Underscores the Vulnerability of Unpatched and Unsupported Software (HIPAA Violation) Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule with the Department of…

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ONC Recommends Encryption of PHI on Mobile Devices

Dec 7, 2014

In a  5 part series by the Office of  National Coordinator and HealthIT.gov has recommended the encryption of PHI on mobile devices: [youtube id=”Vz1ddGJn1PM” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”] Utilizing AXIS CloudSync and our built in 448-bit encryption and two-step authentication, you can ensure the protection of PHI on all your mobile devices and securely remote wipe the…

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Secure File Transfer

Nov 23, 2014

The Safer File Sharing Solution File sharing is something that we all do. For businesses, however, file sharing is about more than sharing humor, news, or a smile. A business has important information to spread throughout the entire organization. If there is any trouble with the file sharing solution in place, people cannot have the…

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The Rise of HIPAA Violations

Nov 12, 2014

Infografic by TrueVault

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