HIPAA and other healthcare compliance requirements News
June 11, 2013
More frequent audits and larger penalties for violating HIPAA are motivating enterprises to tame HIPAA compliance challenges, Gartner analysts say.
July 26, 2010
Hospitals remain unconvinced they can meet even the relaxed criteria for meaningful use. Smaller incentives, which reward only a whole campus, not each facility, fail to help.
November 06, 2009
Google supports national privacy law, introduces Web dashboard that will allow users to have more control over their online privacy settings for its services.
September 28, 2009
Healthcare experts see HITECH improving privacy protection and metrics, but HIT standards for electronic health records are still being finalized.
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Business associate audits make service providers open to HIPAA regulatory violations but may be a resource and budget boon for compliance officers. Continue Reading
A data breach can be quite costly to a provider's budget and reputation. This briefing offers advice for securing health care data to comply with HIPAA and HITECH Act rules. Continue Reading
A HIPAA covered entity is any organization or corporation that directly handles Personal Health Information (PHI) or Personal Health Records (PHR). Continue Reading
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The Community Health Systems breach in 2014 provided a learning opportunity for organizations handling PHI. Expert Mike Chapple reviews the key takeaways from the breach. Continue Reading
Navigating health data privacy compliance requirements is proving complicated for HIPAA business associates and other non-healthcare industries. Continue Reading
This index links to resources about the relationship between IT operations and compliance regulations and standards, including HIPAA, e-discovery, SOX and PCI. Continue Reading
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Companies that comply with HIPAA aren't required to have an encryption policy, but expert Mike Chapple recommends having one anyway. Continue Reading
HIPAA expert Roy Snell discusses using a corporate compliance program to boost business strategies and ensure patient privacy in the big data era. Continue Reading
A new rule extends HIPAA compliance requirements to covered entities' business associates, forcing them to reexamine data security and privacy. Continue Reading
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Following information security and compliance regulations can hinder your everyday business processes. Here's why you need to strike a proper balance. Continue Reading
Medical devices, tablets, smartphones and RFID are forcing hospital wireless networks open. HIPAA privacy compliance is harder than ever, however. Here's how CIOs can cope. Continue Reading
A Web-based EHR system may be preferable to a bulky, client-based application for providers concerned about high implementation, maintenance and infrastructure costs. Continue Reading