Tag Archives: protected health information

Is Your HIPAA Program on ‘Auto-Pilot?’ Security Rule Requires Continuous Oversight

Most healthcare providers automatically think about privacy issues when the HIPAA law comes to mind and seem to have gone on ‘auto-pilot’ when it comes to protecting privacy.  It’s not uncommon to see offices being mindful of the visibility of … Read Full Post

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The Basics of HIPAA (Part 4)

In this series on The Basics of HIPAA, we review the definition and meaning of the term Protected Health Information, or PHI. At the end of our conversation, you will see that the penalties for violating HIPAA are pretty severe.  … Read Full Post

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The Basics of HIPAA (Part 3)

In this third part of our five-part series on HIPAA, we will review the agencies overseeing HIPAA and also who is required to comply with this law. Who governs HIPAA? The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has delegated … Read Full Post

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