7 Crucial Questions About HIPAA Authorizations

7 Crucial Questions About HIPAA Authorizations

Getting patient authorization can feel like a hurdle in your daily workflow. However, it’s key to maintaining patients’ right to their private medical information. With a patient’s authorization, you have permission to use and disclose their medical record...
When Can I Disclose PHI?

When Can I Disclose PHI?

Every day, you share patients’ protected health information (PHI) to carry out tasks at work. However, is it okay to share PHI without the patient’s permission? In many cases, yes. HIPAA allows you to share PHI both internally and with business associates if it helps...
The Three Exceptions to a HIPAA Breach

The Three Exceptions to a HIPAA Breach

Many people have a “better safe than sorry” mentality when it comes to privacy and HIPAA breaches. Similar to how doctors, nurses, and technicians often consider incidental disclosures to be privacy violations, many privacy officers consider any impermissible...