Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA Compliance Implementation

Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA Compliance Implementation

Health care providers must put HIPAA rules into practice, but the law doesn’t say how. Since the HIPAA privacy rule and security rule came into effect in April 2003 and 2005 respectively, health care providers have searched for HIPAA compliance implementation...
Myth vs. Fact: Security Risk Analysis

Myth vs. Fact: Security Risk Analysis

As a company that handles protected health information (PHI), HIPAA requires you to analyze how you manage risks to your PHI. This is known as a security risk analysis (SRA). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says risk analyses are vital to HIPAA...
Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA-Compliant Communication

Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA-Compliant Communication

Careless communication can get HIPAA-covered companies into a world of trouble. Nevertheless, many health care professionals fail to secure protected health information (PHI) in their communication. Unsecured messages put your organization at risk. An unauthorized...
Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA Training Requirements

Myth vs. Fact: HIPAA Training Requirements

HIPAA law is a complex world of “dos,” “don’ts,” and grey areas. You know HIPAA training is required by law, but you may feel unsure exactly how and when you’re supposed to train your staff. What makes it worse is that many vendors mislead HIPAA-covered companies in...