HIPAA Secure Now!

End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By Art Gross – On May 11, 2023, the PHE declaration expired. With this, the relaxed regulations and waivers put in place during the pandemic expired, and providers need to return to full compliance with HIPAA regulations. Be sure your policies and procedures for safeguarding PHI are up to date.

Privacy vs. Security Rule

By Art Gross – When it comes to HIPAA compliance, it’s easy to feel as if you’re being pulled in a million different directions at once. In part, this could be due to the fact that there are 4 different rules that go into HIPAA: the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, the Breach Notification Rule, and the Omnibus Rule.

Physical Safeguards for HIPAA Compliance

By Art Gross – While it’s easy to get caught up in the many, many words of policies and procedures, how your space physically looks and functions are just as important. Physical safeguards play a vital role in achieving HIPAA compliance and keeping sensitive data out of the wrong hands.

Be Alert: Phishing Attacks

By Art Gross – Healthcare businesses are increasingly reliant on technology to manage patient information, conduct financial transactions, and communicate with staff and patients. While technology has many benefits, it also presents significant risks, including the threat of cyberattacks.

HIPAA Security Policies

By Art Gross – In healthcare, it is crucial to ensure the security and privacy of electronic health records and all patient data with security policies. HIPAA provides guidelines for healthcare organizations and covered entities to follow in order to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient health information PHI, or ePHI.

Restructuring the OCR

By Art Gross – The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing and protecting civil rights and privacy rights in the healthcare industry. With the increasing number of complaints and reviews regarding HIPAA and the HITECH Act, the OCR has recently undergone…

Talent Tuesday: The Healthcare Workforce

With 18% of healthcare workers having left their jobs and another 12% being laid off, what are the solutions for healthcare as a whole? You can’t open a paper, magazine, or watch news and not hear about the crisis that has evolved. This is our Talent Tuesday Workforce edition.