HIT Think Why HIPAA certified is not a guarantee of compliance – Health Data Management

13. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Health Data Management HIT Think Why HIPAA certified is not a guarantee of complianceHealth Data ManagementJust before making the ultimate decision, someone asks, “What about HIPAA?” As this question enters the discussion, another person says that the chosen product is HIPAA “certified.” Hearing that the product is certified, everyone is satisfied and … Powered by ...

What Can We Learn from HIPAA Settlements? – GovInfoSecurity.com

13. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
GovInfoSecurity.com What Can We Learn from HIPAA Settlements?GovInfoSecurity.comAn important theme that emerges from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights’ dozens of HIPAA settlements and other enforcement actions is that all aspects of compliance are critical and subject to scrutiny by federal … Powered by WPeMatico

Expanding Beyond HIPAA Audit Prep for Information Governance – HealthITSecurity.com

13. March 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
HealthITSecurity.com Expanding Beyond HIPAA Audit Prep for Information GovernanceHealthITSecurity.comMarch 13, 2017 – Earlier this month, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published its newest toolkit to assist organizations in preparing for HIPAA audits. The “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit” addresses key aspects … Powered by WPeMatico

Secretary Price Committed to Greater Medicaid Flexibility for States

11. March 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., issued the following statement today committing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to using its regulatory authority to create greater flexibility in the Medicaid program for states. The Trump Administration has announced a three-pronged approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare – which includes HHS ...

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 ...