Reminder to HIPAA covered entities: deadline for small breach reports is March 1 – Lexology (registration)

10. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Lexology (registration) Reminder to HIPAA covered entities: deadline for small breach reports is March 1Lexology (registration)The window for HIPAA covered entities to report small data breaches for 2016 will close next week. Under the HIPAA regulations, covered entities must log all breaches involving less than 500 individuals that occurred during the calendar year. Covered … Powered ...

The Connected Health Initiative Launches 'HIPAA Check' Tool for App Developers – Healthcare Informatics

09. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
The Connected Health Initiative Launches ‘HIPAA Check’ Tool for App DevelopersHealthcare InformaticsThe Connected Health Initiative, with ACT | The App Association, has developed an interactive tool to help software and app developers determine how their technology fits within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA … Powered by WPeMatico

AHIMA toolkit helps facilities prepare for HIPAA Phase 2 audits – Health Data Management

08. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Health Data Management AHIMA toolkit helps facilities prepare for HIPAA Phase 2 auditsHealth Data ManagementWith the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ Phase 2 HIPAA audit program in full swing, the American Health Information Management Association has released a toolkit to help covered entities get ready for on-site audits by OCR. According to Kathy Downing …United ...

Secretary Price Supports House Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

08. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Sends Letter to Committee Chairmen: “These proposals offer patient-centered solutions that will provide all Americans with access to affordable, quality healthcare, promote innovation, and offer peace of mind for those with pre-existing conditions.” Washington, DC—Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. sent a letter to Rep. Greg Walden, Chairman of the House Energy and ...

The American Health Care Act Is Critical First Step Toward Protecting Patients

08. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Washington, DC—The American Health Care Act, the healthcare reconciliation legislation recently released in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a critical first step toward implementing patient-centered solutions and rescuing Americans from the failures of the status quo. As Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., has outlined, there are three phases to the repeal ...

AHIMA posts toolkit to help hospitals prep for HIPAA audits – Healthcare IT News

07. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
AHIMA posts toolkit to help hospitals prep for HIPAA auditsHealthcare IT NewsThe American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published a new toolkit to help healthcare organizations prepare for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Phase 2 audits. The External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit …Are the HIPAA Audits Moving Into Enforcement Territory?Bloomberg BNA all 4 news ...

Feds likely to intensify HIPAA compliance crackdowns, experts warn – McKnight's Long Term Care News

02. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Feds likely to intensify HIPAA compliance crackdowns, experts warnMcKnight’s Long Term Care NewsThe Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights stated that Phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program, which launched last March, was focused on enhancing “awareness of compliance obligations” among providers and their business … Powered by WPeMatico

Today's the last day for HIPAA covered entities to submit small breach notifications from 2016 to OCR – Becker's Hospital Review

01. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Today’s the last day for HIPAA covered entities to submit small breach notifications from 2016 to OCRBecker’s Hospital ReviewAs outlined in The National Law Review, HIPAA requires entities to report breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals no later than 60 days after the end of the calendar year. This year, that date falls on March ...