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 […]

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Best HIPAA Training

Without doubt, the best HIPAA training is training that goes beyond the requirements of the Privacy and Security Rules so that Covered Entities and Business Associates have fully HIPAA-aware workforces that can identify potential HIPAA […]

Cybersecurity

CISA Warns of High-severity Vulnerability in Hillrom Welch Allyn Cardio Products

The DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a security alert warning healthcare providers about a high-severity vulnerability that affects certain Hillrom Welch Allyn cardio products. The vulnerability is an authentication bypass issue, […]

How Often is HIPAA Training Required?
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HIPAA Training for Employees

There are two standards in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that directly relate to HIPAA training for employees – the training standard of the Privacy Rule´s Administrative Requirements (45 CFR § 164.530) and […]

HIPAA and COVID-19 Vaccination Information
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HIPAA Training for Nurses

There is no question that HIPAA training for nurses is mandated by the Administrative Requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. However, the content of HIPAA training for nurses should go further than the minimum requirements […]

How Long Should You Keep Employee HIPAA Training Records?
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Basic HIPAA Training

Because of some confusion about the HIPAA training requirements, many Covered Entities and Business Associates provide basic HIPAA training to all members of their workforces. While this is a good idea because it ensures everyone […]

What is HIPAA Certification?
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HIPAA Privacy Training

HIPAA privacy training is sometimes confused with HIPAA Privacy Rule training which requires Covered Entities to train members of its workforce on policies and procedures “with respect to PHI […] as necessary and appropriate for […]

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HIPAA Training for Managers

The issue of HIPAA training for managers is complex because, although the Security Rule states management must be included in security awareness training (45 CFR § 164.308), there is no guidance provided on what other […]

HIPAA and COVID-19 Vaccination Information
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HIPAA Refresher Training

When you consider the risk analysis requirements of HIPAA, the potential for corrective action orders, and the inferences of the Security Rule training requirements, the provision of additional HIPAA refresher training training is practically unavoidable. […]

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HIPAA Certification Training

HIPAA certification training for employees of HIPAA-covered entities or vendors that provide products or services to the healthcare industry has several advantages. In this post, we explain the benefits of HIPAA certification, but first it […]

What is HIPAA Certification?
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What is HIPAA Certification?

Any vendor that wants to provide goods or services to HIPAA-covered entities – healthcare providers, health plans, or healthcare clearinghouses – that requires access to protected health information (PHI) must comply with certain HIPAA provisions. […]

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22% Of Healthcare Organizations Say Ransomware Attacks Increased Patient Mortality

Ransomware and other destructive cyberattacks on healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) can cripple IT systems, prevent access to protected health information, and often see appointments cancelled and patients redirected to other healthcare facilities. The disruption caused […]

HIPAA Security Awareness Training
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HIPAA Security Awareness Training

HIPAA security awareness training is a requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule, which calls for HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to “implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including […]

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Coronavirus and HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules still apply during public health emergencies such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak. When preventing and dealing with cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused […]

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CCPA and Cybersecurity

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced new standards for data protection in Europe. Introduced in May 2018, GDPR changed the way that businesses handle collect, handle, and process consumer data. The regulations also granted […]

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CCPA Requirements

The Californian Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was signed into law in June 2018. Many data privacy experts have compared CCPA to Europe’s latest data protection legislation, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Much like GDPR, […]

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CCPA and Businesses

Impact of CCPA on Business The Californian Governor Jerry Brown signed the Californian Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) into law in June 2018. The CCPA has revolutionised the data privacy rights of Californian residents. CCPA offers […]

HIPAA Updates

HIPAA Rules on Ransomware Confirmed by OCR

Following the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) was particularly active. OCR sent out warnings, updates, and threat information related to WannaCry ransomware. OCR also […]

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HIPAA to be Updated to Cover Texting, Social Media and Transparency in Investigatory Methods

At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2017 conference-HIMSS17-OCR’s Deven McGraw released some new information on the HIPAA guidance OCR expects to release in 2017. Last year, the Joint Commission lifted the ban on […]

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The Use of E-Signatures Under HIPAA Rules

The following article considers the use, benefits and disadvantages of e-signatures in the healthcare industry, and whether they are compliant with HIPAA rules. The increasing utilisation of digital signatures in the healthcare industry increases the […]