By Art Gross – The HIPAA Omnibus Rule was established to identify and further outline accountability within the entities of healthcare regarding patient data. To understand the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and how it affects these entities, we need to understand who and what are the “moving parts” that make up the operation.Read More
By Art Gross – No, there isn’t such a rating system, but it might be something to consider. There are many different communication platforms that healthcare providers can use to communicate with each other, such as email, instant messenger systems, and even through social media sites.
By Kathryn Marchesini & Michael Lipinski – ONC’s information blocking regulations apply to interferences with the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI) (45 CFR Part 171) and define certain exceptions to the definition of information blocking. Thus, it’s important that those subject to the information blocking regulations –
By Art Gross – The HIPAA Security Rule requires healthcare providers and their business associates to implement physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the electronic PHI that they utilize. It establishes national standards to protect that information. It establishes national standards to protect that information.
By Art Gross – The terms protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) are often used interchangeably. But while they may sound like the same thing, there are differences that set them apart, and that is especially true when it comes to HIPAA.
By Art Gross – As a person who works within the healthcare industry, understanding HIPAA is a necessity, even if it is knowing just the basic rules. These rules and regulations are complex and ever-changing so that they can keep up with the fluid landscape of healthcare, so unless you are an expert, it is unlikely that you know all the details of being compliant.
By Art Gross – Recently we covered the different ways that social media is playing a role in deploying healthcare messages. From patient experience to alerting the public about the pandemic, individuals and corporations are taking to the ‘digital airwaves’ of TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms to spread awareness and messaging.
By Dr. Heather Randall – After one year into its COVID Pandemic Response organizations work to maintain appropriate security and privacy safeguards in this new milieu, the stakes are higher for those companies that are obligated by the HIPAA Privacy and Safeguard Rules.
By Art Gross – We have seen the healthcare industry rise to the occasion this past year. Telehealth does offer a viable solution for many people who cannot travel outside of their homes, and at the same time, it offers a safe solution to anyone who is COVID-19 cautious.