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Investigation Suggests HIPAA Violations by Hospitals That Transfer Website Patient Data to Facebook

Hundreds of U.S. hospitals may be violating the Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by including the Meta Pixel tool on their websites, according to an investigation conducted by The Markup/STAT. […]

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OCR to Release Video Presentation to Improve Education on Recognized Security Practices under HITECH

In January 2021, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was amended (under Public Law 116-321) to require the Department of Health and Human Services to take any recognized security practices […]

Who Does HIPAA Apply To
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Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

The answer to the question who does HIPAA apply to is most often generalized as health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers along with their Business Associates. Some sources also include contractors who […]

HIPAA and COVID-19 Vaccination Information
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Why was HIPAA Created?

The actual answer to the question why was HIPAA created may surprise many people who believe the Act´s sole purpose was to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI). Indeed, the Privacy and Security Rules developed to […]

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Why is HIPAA Important?

The question why is HIPAA important can have multiple answers depending on whether you are a healthcare organization, a healthcare professional, or a patient. The answers to the question why is HIPAA important can also […]

CCPA News

California Attorney General Launches CCPA Enforcement Drive Against Customer Loyalty Programs

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has recently announced his office is conducting “an investigative sweep” of businesses that offer customer loyalty programs to ensure they are fully complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). […]

How Long Should You Keep Employee HIPAA Training Records?
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HIPAA Training for Clinics

Regardless of whether clinics are part of large healthcare systems or independent entities, the nature of HIPAA training for clinics should be the much the same. All members of the workforce should undergo Privacy Rule […]

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Refresher HIPAA Training for Nurses

Although most Covered Entities fulfil the basic requirements of HIPAA training for nurses, these may not always be enough to prevent avoidable HIPAA violations, data breaches, and patient complaints. Therefore, it is recommended Covered Entities […]

HIPAA Certification for Students
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HIPAA Certification for Students

Courses that provide HIPAA certification for students can be valuable assets for Covered Entities attempting to cultivate a HIPAA-compliant workforce as they resolve issues with the training requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules […]

HIPAA Guidelines for Nursing Students
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HIPAA Guidelines for Nursing Students

Because of the role nursing students play in the provision of healthcare, the HIPAA guidelines for nursing students are straightforward. Nonetheless, there have been cases in which nursing students have unintentionally violated HIPAA regulations due […]

How Often is HIPAA Training Required?
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Web-Based HIPAA Training

There has been a significant growth in recent years in companies offering web-based HIPAA training courses. While these courses can provide valuable information about HIPAA and the reasons why policies and procedures exist to safeguard […]