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HIPAA Breaches on the Rise Under Trump Administration

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), there have been 66% more HIPAA breaches since the start of 2017 than reported in all of 2016. OCR lists all Meaningful Breaches on the …

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Digital Health Legal

FREE Ticket to Digital Health Legal & Regulatory Bootcamp Cozen ​O’Connor ​is holding a ​Digital Health ​conference next week in San Jose. Their agenda is below. ​Among other things, speakers will be addressing issues related to FDA compliance, cybersecurity, reimbursement, …

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HIPAA Compliance with a Google BAA

Google G Suite apps are commonly used by many behavioral health professionals to run their business–but when it comes to signing a proper Google BAA, there are some major misunderstandings in the market. BAA stands for Business Associate Agreement. BAAs …

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IMART: How to Select Mental Health Apps for Behavioral ...

Marlene M. Maheu & Viola Nicolucci & Myron L. Pulier & Karen M. Wall & Tami J. Frye & Eva Hudlicka Abstract  The inadequacy of infrastructure for bringing mobile healthcare apps from developers to clinical practitioners has kept the 165,000+ …

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HHS Launches HIPAA Educational Patient Advocacy Campaig...

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new educational campaign geared toward HIPAA patient advocacy. The announcement is a part of a new OCR initiative, which was unveiled on September 7th, 2017, …

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HIPAA Enforcement Director Names Top HIPAA Threats

Has HIPAA enforcement changed since the Trump Administration took office? HIPAA falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). When a HIPAA violation gets investigated, …

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Telemental Health State Lines Webinar

7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Mental Health Professionals Practicing Over State Lines Are you already practicing over state lines, or contemplating such practice? Many forward-thinking health care professionals are drawn to practicing online because of the many inexpensive conveniences. The …

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Attending NAADAC’s annual meeting and interested ...

If you are planning to attend the NAADAC’s annual meeting in Denver this month and are interested in the topic of telehealth, telemental health / telebehavioral health / etherapy or behavioral telehealth, look for Dr. Maheu’s 7-hour, CE hour workshop …

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Am I a HIPAA Covered Entity?

HIPAA covered entities have strict regulatory requirements outlined in by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). HIPAA covered entities are clearly defined in the regulation as any health plan, health care clearinghouse, or health …

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