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What is the Significance of HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a pivotal piece of legislation, but why is HIPAA so significant? What alternations did HIPAA introduce and what are the advantages that it allocate to the […]

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Liquid Web and HIPAA Compliance

Healthcare groups seeking a hosting solution may identify Liquid Web as a possible vendor, but is Liquid Web HIPAA compliant? Can its cloud management services be used by HIPAA-covered bodies for hosting applications and projects […]

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Social Media Rules and HIPAA Rules

HIPAA was established many years before social media networks such as Facebook were set up, so there are no official HIPAA social media rules; however, there are HIPAA laws and standards that apply to social […]

Cybersecurity

HIPAA Compliance and eFileCabinet

As a document management and storage service for businesses, eFileCabinet  provide on-site and cloud storage. However, is the service appropriate for the healthcare sector? Does eFileCabinet adhere with HIPAA rules or will using it lead to […]

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Sharepoint and HIPAA Compliance

A web-based document management and storage system, SharePoint is one of the most popular leading collaborative services available, used by 78% of Fortune 500 firms. The service is relies on Microsoft’s OpenXML document standard and […]

Cybersecurity

HIPAA Compliance and Yammer

Yammer is a freemium enterprise social networking platform used for private communication and collaboration within organizations since 2008. After a bedding in period Microsoft purchased the company in 2012. It has grown in popularity since […]

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WebEx and HIPAA Compliance

A web and video conferencing and collaboration platform, WebEx allows businesses connect with remote workers and partners as if they are working on site. Using utilities like WebEx, healthcare groups can interact quickly and easily […]

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Dropbox and HIPAA Compliance

Dropbox is a widely-used file hosting service operated by many organizations to share files, but what about protected health information? Is the service HIPAA compliant? Dropbox beleives it now supports HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance […]

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Penalties of HIPAA Violations Explained

In order to safeguard the Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 placed a number of requirements on HIPAA-Covered Entities (CEs) . Furthermore, the act strictly controls […]

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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 increased the […]

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How Much Does HIPAA Non-Compliance Cost?

The Security Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) reqiores that all covered bodies put in place the appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to keep PHI secure. Failure to […]