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How to Develop Your HIPAA-HITECH Policies and Procedures

How to Develop Your HIPAA-HITECH Policies and Procedures Posted 12 June 2012 | By | Categories: Free Webinars, Live Webinars | 1 Comment

Learn How to Develop Your HIPAA-HITECH Policies and Procedures, all about the current requirements of the HIPAA Security Final Rule for documentation and Policies and Procedures as well as how to actually design and develop security policies in this informative, free webinar.

HHS OCR HIPAA Videos on YouTube

HHS OCR HIPAA Videos on YouTube Posted 27 March 2012 | By | Categories: HIPAA and IT Security, HIPAA Compliance Guides, HIPAA Hitech News, HIPAA Laws, HITECH Act | No Comments

While attending the 20th HIPAA Summit, we learned that HHS OCR is producing a series of videos to help inform and educate both the custodians of Protected Health Information (PHI) or electronic PHI (ePHI) and patients about the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.  Great content to include in your education programs…

OMB Receives HIPAA HITECH Omnibus Final Rulemaking from HHS

OMB Receives HIPAA HITECH Omnibus Final Rulemaking from HHS Posted 25 March 2012 | By | Categories: HIPAA and IT Security, HIPAA Compliance Guides, HIPAA Hitech News, HIPAA Laws, HITECH Act, Omnibus Final Rule | No Comments

On Saturday 3/24, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the much-delayed Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final Rules that had been bundled together in what was called ”Omnibus Final Rulemaking”.  According to the OIRA web site, it was… Read More »

4th Annual HIMSS Security Survey

4th Annual HIMSS Security Survey Posted 19 January 2012 | By | Categories: HIPAA Audit Tips, HIPAA Hitech News | No Comments

In case you missed it, the HIMSS 2011 Security Survey was published in November 2011.  A very key component of this year’s survey was risk analysis.  Under the HIPAA Security Rule, at 45 C.F.R 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A), organizations are required to complete a risk analysis.  According to Meaningful Use requirements, at 42 C.F.R. § 495.6(d)(15)(i) and (f)(14)(i), a… Read More »

How to Develop Your HIPAA-HITECH Policies & Procedures

How to Develop Your HIPAA-HITECH Policies & Procedures Posted 22 December 2011 | By | Categories: Free Webinars, On Demand Webinars, Policies & Procedures | No Comments

Are you prepared to meet new HIPAA Security Rule compliance requirements mandating a very defined set of over 50 policies and procedures to manage Administrative, Physical and Technical safeguards for PHI? Upcoming KPMG HIPAA audits will very likely include close review of your Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures.  Learn how to get them in… Read More »

Why Integration of IT and Physical Security Equals More

Why Integration of IT and Physical Security Equals More Posted 01 July 2011 | By | Categories: HIPAA Compliance Guides | No Comments

Guest Article By Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek, Inc Healthcare today cannot afford the inefficient practices of the past in managing its many security responsibilities.  It is not unusual to find healthcare organizations with multiple service providers for similar monitoring services or disparate services that could be managed by one provider.  The overhead and inefficiencies… Read More »

Update on HIPAA HITECH Resources

Update on HIPAA HITECH Resources Posted 07 June 2011 | By | Categories: HIPAA and IT Security, HIPAA Laws, HIPAA Privacy, HITECH Act | No Comments

We want to help you become and remain HIPAA HITECH compliant by implementing the most successful compliance strategies!  Just a quick update in this post to let you know that we've recently updated and continually update our HIPAA HITECH Resources area.  Among the recent additions are: "Basics of Security Risk Analysis and Risk Management", "NIST… Read More »

New ONC Coordinator Comments on Privacy & Security

New ONC Coordinator Comments on Privacy & Security Posted 26 May 2011 | By | Categories: HIPAA and IT Security, HIPAA Laws, HIPAA Privacy, HITECH Act | No Comments

In case you missed it, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., was  recently  rec recently interviewed  on April 28, 2011 by Howard Anderson, Executive Editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com.  The new head of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, a division of HHS that works nationwide to encourage and implement the proper use of HIT and electronic exchanges… Read More »