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Current News and Information about HIPAA Compliance, Regulations and Violations



Massachusetts Ear Group To Pay $1.5 Million To Resolve HIPAA Charges



Donald Trump's longtime doctor could be in violation of HIPAA - Daily Mail
- Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:07:00 GMT

Hip HIPAA Hooray? - Politico
- Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:01:05 GMT

HIPAA turns 20: Why it's an effective law for healthcare - Health Data Management
- Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:25:34 GMT

HIPAA turns 20: Five things you should know about your medical records - STAT
- Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:07:21 GMT

Office of Civil Rights to Focus More Investigative Resources on Smaller HIPAA Breaches with Less Than 500 ... - The National Law Review
- Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:37:47 GMT

HIPAA compliance: 5 important requirements - DrBicuspid.com
- Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:08:57 GMT

Why Lacking Risk Assessments May Lead to OCR HIPAA Settlements - HealthITSecurity.com
- Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:04:58 GMT

CoreSite Realty Corporation Successfully Attains HIPAA Compliance Validation - Business Wire (press release)
- Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:23:00 GMT

Office of Civil Rights Hones in on Smaller HIPAA Breaches - The National Law Review
- Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:08:18 GMT

10 largest HIPAA settlement fines - Becker's Hospital Review
- Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:03:09 GMT



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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