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HIPAA Cybersecurity

HIPAA Cybersecurity Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for healthcare organizations to manage cyber threats and protect patients. These are particularly important for telebehavioral health professionals …


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Medical Device HIPAA Compliance

Medical Device HIPAA Compliance for Behavioral Health Professionals Over the past few years, the behavioral health industry has seen a number of exciting advancements to medical device technology that could prove revolutionary for delivering quality treatment to their patients. Between …


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FaceTime HIPAA

FaceTime HIPAA Privacy Concerns Apple’s FaceTime has recently been revealed to contain a major bug that significantly impacts the privacy of iPhone users everywhere. Among these concerns are issues specifically regarding FaceTime and HIPAA compliance for health care providers across …


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HIPAA Release Forms

HIPAA Release Forms for Behavioral Health Professionals Under HIPAA regulation health care professionals across all industries are responsible for obtaining HIPAA release forms from their patients. HIPAA release forms are documents that must be signed by patients before any of …


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HIPAA Tips

HIPAA Tips Every Behavioral Health Professional Should Know HIPAA compliance can be a complex web of interlocking regulatory requirements. Behavioral health professionals in particular need to be wary of HIPAA violations and data breaches just because of the sensitive nature …


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Telehealth HIPAA

Telehealth HIPAA Telehealth providers are at the cutting edge of new opportunities for bettering quality of care. However, because of innovations in technology that have allowed for telehealth and telebehavioral health providers to assume new niches in the industry, Telehealth …


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HIPAA ePHI

Understanding HIPAA ePHI   HIPAA regulation identifies a national set of standards meant to protect the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). When that PHI is maintained in an electronic or digital format, that’s called electronic protected health …


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HIPAA Business Associates

How to Work With HIPAA Business Associates Without Breaking the Law HIPAA business associates are an important part of running any behavioral health practice. These vendors and service providers help keep your business running so you can better serve your …