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How to maintain HIPAA compliance in 7 steps

So, your practice may have achieved the coveted HIPAA compliance. Congratulations – now you must maintain it! Maintaining a consistent HIPAA compliance program is a critical part of ongoing compliance, which includes documentation, proactive risk management, privacy and security operations and periodic self-audits. 7 Steps of HIPAA Compliance Maintenance Promote and nurture culture of compliance Joins New Jersey Innovation Institute’s HealthIT Connections Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joins New Jersey Innovation Institute’s HealthIT Connections Program validation that is a growth-stage innovator within the Health IT industry Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ  Feb 15, 2015 – In February 2016, joined the New Jersey Innovation Institute’s HealthIT Connections Program.The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is a New Jersey Institute of Technology

Disaster Preparedness: New Jersey Coastal communities brace for Hurricane Joaquin

In most recent press release, Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency In Preparation For Hurricane Joaquin, as a result of severe weather conditions expected in the coming days. The National Weather Service is forecasting a dangerous nor’easter weather pattern impacting New Jersey beginning on October 1, 2015, including high winds, very heavy rain, inland

Mobile Device Management, HIPAA, and Your practice

The Violation Concentra Health Services has been fined approximately $1.7 million and Arkansas insurer QCA Health Plan Inc. $250,000 by OCR for stolen laptops containing unencrypted Protected Health Information (PHI). (Stolen laptops lead to important HIPAA settlements). According to OCR, both Organizations demonstrated long-term non-compliance with HIPAA. Along with the fines, both organizations have committed

HIPAA Compliance: Am I A Business Associate (BA)?

HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a set of rules and regulations that has historically applied to Covered Entities (CEs) such as health care providers that engage in standard electronic transactions, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to help protect patient’s medical information typically known as Protected Health Information (PHI). As

Encrypt That Flash Drive

Dawn of the USB Drive Flash drives are ubiquitous in today’s digital society. It is an easy, cost-effective way to transfer large amounts of data from computer to computer. With devices reaching 256GB of storage, users are storing more and more data on these small handy plastic devices. But what happens when that device is

Do not underestimate benefits of Upfront Security

An interesting article was posted today at Computer Weekly, titled “Upfront security better and cheaper, says expert“. The main takeaway for the business owners can be summed up in this quote from the founder of application security firm DigitalBodyGuard: A secure infrastructure can be developed for the same cost in the same time as an

Box Makes an Addition to HIPAA Compliance Solutions

“Healthcare is an enterprise vertical for cloud storage company Box, and it is growing fast” – says Box’s co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie. Back in November 2012, Box achieved compliance with HIPAA and HITECH obligations, reinforcing their position as the secure cloud platform for collaboration, external sharing and mobile productivity. Healthcare organizations – providers, insurers

Data Privacy Day

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Data Privacy Day is an international holiday celebrated in USA, Canada and 27 more countries in Europe. It occurs every January 28 to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. On January 26, 2009, the United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution HR 31 by an impressive, unanimous

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