All HIPAA articles

  • dataprivacy_0

    How GDPR, CCPA impact healthcare compliance


    While most healthcare organizations have pretty much nailed down their data privacy requirements for HIPAA and HITECH, new privacy mandates under the GDPR and CCPA could throw a wrench into the system.

  • JusticeDepartment

    Allscripts $145M settlement indicative of broader enforcement trend


    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has reached a $145 million agreement in principle with the DOJ to resolve civil and criminal investigations into violations of HIPAA and anti-kickback laws.

  • Blog post

    Business associate to pay $650K for HIPAA violation


    The Department of Health and Human Services reached its first-ever enforcement action with a “business associate” of a HIPAA-covered entity. Compliance officers in the healthcare industry looking to minimize risk of future HIPAA violations will want to take a look at the resulting corrective action plan for lessons learned. Jaclyn ...

  • Blog post

    PhishMe adds healthcare compliance training modules


    PhishMe, a global provider of phishing defense and intelligence solutions for the enterprise, announced the immediate availability of three new, complimentary computer-based trainings, accessible through the Phis hMe CBFree program. These modules provide employees with a better understanding of the policies, procedure, and reporting when handling protected personal information.

  • Blog post

    New solution helps companies reclaim lost data


    Ground Labs, a global security software company, announced the release of Enterprise Recon 2.0. The solution scans for 100 different data points and personally identifiable information, allowing organizations to protect critical information at every endpoint without relying on antiquated perimeter security methods.

  • Article

    Preparing for a HIPAA compliance audit


    The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has officially kicked off its second phase of audits for covered entities and their business associates to review compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s privacy, security, and breach notification rules. CW’s Jaclyn Jaeger says healthcare CCOs ...

  • Blog post

    HIPAA Privacy and Security Guidance Updated


    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released an updated version of its privacy and security guidance to help healthcare providers better understand how to integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements into their practices. The guidance was last published in 2011. Details inside.

  • Article

    Case Study: UCLA, Apps, and HIPAA Compliance


    Companies that handle health information are subject to data privacy rules under HIPAA—rules that have grown more complex with the proliferation of mobile health applications (mHealth apps). Those that want to develop mHealth apps in a compliant manner have two options: Build a HIPAA-compliant application of your own, or buy ...