Tag: HIPAA

Your Data Security Protocol Must Protect ePHI on Portable Devices Even in the Event of Theft

All healthcare related entities should periodically complete a system-wide risk analysis, implement a risk management plan and strengthen internal policies and procedures to mitigate, if not eliminate, the possibility of such an event from occurring. As highlighted by this case, such risk analysis must take into account computers and devices used by employees both in and out of the office or facility.

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Consider Liability Risks Before Permitting Individuals to “Shadow” Physicians

Before responding to a request to allow a high school or college student shadow you at an office or facility, consider the medical liability and patient safety risks.

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Breach Notification Under HIPAA – When Health Information is Compromised

When protections fail and Patient Health Information is compromised, HIPAA requires covered healthcare providers to notify patients, HHS and, in some cases, the media.

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