Understanding the OCR 90-Day Transition Period

By Art Gross – The Office for Civil Rights 90-day transition period commenced on May 12, 2023. As a HIPAA compliance company, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with regulatory changes. Let’s delve into the transition period and its significance, and provide guidance on how your organization can ensure seamless compliance in this evolving landscape.

Tracking Tools and Privacy Gaps

By Matt Fisher – You go to a website and begin looking around for a healthcare product. In the current times, that can mean searching for a prescription drug that is not permitted in certain states or trying to get easier access because going to a doctor’s office doesn’t fit in with a busy or really many regular schedules.

HIPAA: Text Messaging and Chat Services

By Art Gross – As technology advances, more healthcare providers adopt digital technologies. Therefore, HIPAA compliance in regard to text messages and chat services becomes increasingly important. The HIPAA Privacy Rule was created to protect the privacy of personal health information.

HIPAA Right to Access Enforcement

By Art Gross – The Office for Civil Rights isn’t offering leniency just because you’re a small business. Action will be taken, despite the impact that a HIPAA fine can have on this sector of healthcare. And as eleven recent investigations prove the point, many of those were small practices.

What’s the HIPAA Omnibus Rule?

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.

Is That Video Rated HC?

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.