By Art Gross – COVID-19 has presented businesses with a new challenge in keeping their company safe and it starts with employee health. As they re-open in the wake of the pandemic, they must keep track of individual health with regard to who is sick and how it might affect the company as a whole.Read More
HIPAA Secure Now!
By Art Gross – The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created in 1996 to protect patients and their privacy, and if you are in healthcare, you already know this and are familiar with what it means.
By Art Gross – In mid-March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced that they would use “enforcement discretion” in regard to HIPAA compliance with telehealth. And, the healthcare community gave out a collective sigh of relief.
By Art Gross – While we have all had to adjust in obvious ways to the pandemic, the reality is that after the panic subsides, and after the immediate emergency vibe in the air passes, we will never return to the way things once were. We are in a new reality, or as many keep saying, a new normal.
By Art Gross – We’ve all had to make adjustments to how we work, how we live, and how we interact overall with humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that we’ve been stricter in some regard, and more relaxed in others (limiting screen time, who can be bothered?).
By Art Gross – HIPAA provides guidelines to establish the permissible use of an individual’s personal health information (PHI). Seems pretty straightforward for the most part. And it was – for the most part. Until we start to dig a little deeper…
By Art Gross – Community-Based Testing Sites are the latest entity to be excluded from HIPAA enforcement penalties by the Office for Civil Rights for their participation in regard to COVID-19 specimen collection and testing.
By Art Gross – Whether it involves faces masks, hand sanitizer, hospital and medical supplies, or a stimulus check, scams against healthcare organizations and individuals are booming with COVID-19 as the starting point.
By Art Gross – As we continue to make our way through new territory with the COVID-19 crisis, we are having to adjust the rules and regulations that previously stood in place. HIPAA is no exception to that.