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Medical Records HIPAA Violations - National Law Review - The National Law Review
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- Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:22:02 GMT

Five breaches equate to a $3.5M HIPAA settlement - MedCity News
- Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:48:51 GMT

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- Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:05:40 GMT

Can you get jail time for a HIPAA violation? - ModernMedicine
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology




Guidance on how to determine whether an entity is a covered entity under the Administrative Simplification provisions of HIPAA




  • Encryption means the use of an algorithmic process to transform data into a form in which there is a low probability of assigning meaning without use of a confidential process or key.

  • Access means the ability or the means necessary to read, write, modify, or communicate data/information or otherwise use any system resource.

  • Authentication means the corroboration that a person is the one claimed.

  • Technical safeguards means the technology, policy and procedures for its use that protect electronic protected health information and control access to it.

  • Workstation means an electronic computing device, for example, a laptop or desktop computer, or any other device that performs similar functions, and electronic media stored in its immediate environment implement the implementation specifications.

  • Workforce clearance procedure
    (Addressable). Implement procedures to determine that the access of a workforce member to electronic protected health information is appropriate.



Are you a covered entity under HIPAA regulations?


The following is a simple test for determining whether or not you qualify as a provider and therefore must follow the HIPAA guidelines:

  • Does the person, business, or agency furnish bill, or receive payment for, health care in the normal course of business?

  • If the answer is yes, does the person, business, or agency conduct covered transactions? If yes, are any of the covered transactions transmitted in electronic form?

  • If the answer to this question is yes, the person, business, or agency is a covered health care provider and must comply with all HIPAA regulations

Click here for your free HIPAA checklist





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