HIPAA Risk Assessment
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HIPAA Risk Assessment

Understanding Your HIPAA Risk Assessment Requirements Health care professionals of every size and scope need to complete a HIPAA risk assessment. HIPAA risk assessments are one of the foundational steps you can take to address HIPAA security requirements within your …


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HIPAA Fine

Average HIPAA Fine Reaches $1.5 Million HIPAA fines have changed significantly since HIPAA enforcement first began. Regardless of the type of violation or the scope of the data breach involved, the consequences of a HIPAA fine can have long-lasting impacts. …


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HITECH Act

Will HHS Allow Patients to Cash-In on HIPAA Fines?   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will consider a new round of HIPAA regulation allowing patients to receive monetary compensation for their involvement …


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Common HIPAA Violations

Common HIPAA Violations to Avoid   Health care professionals across the industry face common HIPAA violations every day–sometimes without even realizing it. Whether it’s a simple misplaced USB drive, or a piece of patient documentation that’s been improperly disposed of, …


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HIPAA Compliant Website

Creating a HIPAA Compliant Website Do you know what it takes to have a HIPAA compliant website? Having a web presence is critical to attracting patients to your behavioral health practice in today’s increasingly digital age. But how do you …


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HIPAA Lawsuit

HIPAA Lawsuits Can Pose Greater Risks than Fines Alone   HIPAA lawsuits have been making the news more and more over the past few years, as HIPAA regulation continues to impact the health care industry. Among the states where patients …


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Ransomware Mental Health

Ransomware Attack Strikes Mental Health Provider Another ransomware attack has been making headlines this week–this time, the attack targeted a mental health care provider. The Minnesota-based Associates in Psychiatry and Psychology announced that it was targeted by a strain of …


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Basic HIPAA Checklist

Developing Your Basic HIPAA Checklist Even though HIPAA regulation can seem rather complex, there are some HIPAA basics that can give you an idea for where to get started. We have provided a few key suggestions for you to use …


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HIPAA ​Conviction

HIPAA Conviction Charges Against Massachusetts Physician HIPAA violations are making the news in more ways than one as yet another HIPAA conviction is announced. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a physician based out of Massachusetts has been …