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How To Know If You Are HIPAA Compliant

Jun 12, 2018 | Healthcare Compliance

Much time is spent by organizations trying to attain "HIPAA Compliance," but what that really means is often confused.

Decommissioning Equipment for HIPAA Compliance

Apr 19, 2018 | Healthcare Compliance

One of the most overlooked but critical aspects of HIPAA compliance is medical equipment management and decommissioning equipment and media that..

What To Do With Unexecuted Business Associate Agreement

Transferring PHI without an executed Business Associate Agreement ("BAA") has become a point of intense focus for federal regulators, and one from..

Completed a Risk Analysis...Now What?

OCR has focused so much on risk analysis that there is a common misperception in the industry that a risk analysis is the primary task needed to be..

Selecting Security and Privacy Officers

An often overlooked aspect of HIPAA compliance is the selection of a HIPAA Security Officer and HIPAA Privacy Officer. These roles are often filled by..

Annual Breach Notification Deadline Approaching


If you had a breach in 2017 that affected less than 500 individuals, the deadline to notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”)..

DIY: HIPAA Enforcement

Jan 25, 2018 | Healthcare Compliance

I frequently write about HIPAA enforcement by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("OCR"). However, there..

Guarding Against Fileless Ransomware Attacks

Fileless ransomware attacks are predicted to comprise 35 percent of all attacks next year, according to the Ponemon Institute

Emergency Preparedness Best Practices

In the wake of two damaging hurricanes, the topic of emergency preparedness is at the top of mind for many Covered Entities and Business Associates...

Can I Send Patient Information To...?

One of the most common questions I hear is, “Can I send patient information to…” with a plethora of situations and organizations completing that..