The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), a critical arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the primary enforcer of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Steering an entire organization through an external HIPAA certification is no small feat. The process may look a little different depending on which auditor you partner with. But let's map out the prototypical elements that will be evaluated to understand the scope of the undertaking.
Since the HIPAA privacy rule was enacted in April of 2003, OCR has received over 331,100 HIPAA complaints. Although many of these complaints required no action, a shocking 30,000 cases required some type of corrective action. And to make matters worse, OCR has imposed civil penalties on nearly
Aakash Shah is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Wyndly. Wyndly is a modern medical practice that specializes in helping allergy sufferers achieve allergy-free lives. He sat down with TeachMeHIPAA to discuss how to approach HIPAA when launching a healthcare company.
Understanding and adhering to HIPAA regulations is essential for organizations and individuals working within the healthcare industry. To help you navigate this complex landscape, we will introduce the three main rules of HIPAA: the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule.
Introduction Passed in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created to protect patient privacy and facilitate the secure flow of protected health information (PHI). Embedded in the DNA of HIPAA is the Security Rule which requires the implementation of Administrative, Technical, and Physical safeguards. Amid an
In this comprehensive guide, we break down the ins and outs of a successful HIPAA compliance program into manageable, bite-sized pieces. Settle in and prepare to unravel the puzzle of compliance. The keys to your success are just a few scrolls away.
This blog post aims to shed some light on a critical component of HIPAA, the Minimum Necessary Rule Standard. This rule is a hot topic, often causing furrowed brows and head-scratching for those navigating the healthcare landscape.