In early January, President Trump signed the HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill (HR 7898 ) into law. The HIPAA Safe Harbor law amends the HITECH Act, incentivizing HHS to take part in industry best practices for cybersecurity. You can read the full description of the new law here.
A $1,040,000 fine for a fairly small provider. That’s the number we’ll be talking about in this blog. Ready to keep reading?
In the latest newsworthy breaches, Lifespan Health System Affiliated Covered Entity (Lifespan ACE) recently agreed to a large settlement over HIPAA violations.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the waiting room.
If you’re subject to HIPAA and use free email, you’re taking an unnecessary risk with your business.
FYI, free email accounts typically end in domains such as @yahoo.com, @gmail.com, @live.
Phoenix, AZ- December 23, 2019– PK Tech officially announced acquisition of the Compliancy Group seal of HIPAA compliance. This comes in line with PK Tech efforts to promote HIPAA compliance education resources and support to clients. You can read PK Tech’s recent HIPAA compliance blog series by visiting their blog here.
Do you share email addresses with coworkers and staff? If you answered yes, this blog is for you. We’ve spoken to a lot of businesses in Arizona and noticed that many dental & medical practices often use shared email addresses for most of the staff.
We’ll be the first to tell you no one person or company can “know it all”. That’s why at PK Tech, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with value-add resources and partnerships to lean on for additional industry-relevant information.
Just like how you consume the news, it’s important to read different resources, perspectives and up-to-date sources when self-educating on HIPAA compliance.
Maybe you’re HIPAA compliant but still looking for ways to continue to improve your healthcare organization from a technology perspective. Enter the “Technology Survival Guide”. Three easy ways to start improving the way your organization approaches HIPAA compliance and patient information management.
HIPAA. Most people have heard the acronym, you might even know what it stands for, but do you really know what it means for your business?
HIPAA does not just matter for your primary physician.. If you accept health insurance as payment OR if you’re a vendor for a client that accepts health insurance funds AND you have access to electronic patient health records, you must comply with HIPAA regulations.
Healthcare is the only industry where insider threats pose the greatest threat to sensitive data, with 58 percent of security incidents coming from people working within the organization itself. Here’s a look at five ways to prevent such breaches.
#1 Educate - The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) and the risk associated with certain behaviors, patient privacy, and data security.
Healthcare providers that use Social Media can interact with their patients, advertise new services, and quickly communicate urgent announcements or messages. There's immense potential for it to improve care, but also to expose patient-specific information.