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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 …


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Texas HIPAA Violation

Texas Employee Fired for HIPAA Violations…Then THIS Happened This is one of those examples of a potential HIPAA violation that seems more fiction than reality. The Texas Tribune reports that Tracy Ryans was fired from the Texas Health and Human …


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HIPAA Ransomware

Ransomware, Cyber-Security, and HIPAA Compliance Threats to sensitive health care data are growing. With ransomware and data breaches making headlines week after week, health care professionals are at particular risk of being targeted for cyber-crimes. Health care data comprised of …


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HIPAA Risk Assessment Template

HIPAA Risk Assessment Template When it comes to performing your HIPAA Risk Assessment, federal HIPAA guidelines can be confusing. With a HIPAA Risk Assessment template outlining the process your practice should follow, you can mitigate your chances of leaving something …