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A provider’s survival guide to HIPAA threat evaluation

Within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are two fundamental rules that all covered entities (like health care providers) need to understand and follow.The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to Protected Health Information (PHI) broadly, and falling under that is the HIPAA Security Rule which focuses on electronic Protected He...
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For HIPAA controls, how O can you go?

There's devil in the details of the various controls organizations use to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We highlighted them all in a recent blog post if you want to read more. Broken out as administrative, operational or technical, HIPAA controls refer to the various proc...
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With enforcement on the rise, HIPAA audits take on new meaning

Given the new presidential administration and the unclear fate of the Affordable Care Act, some health care providers (covered entities) may be wondering if Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations might be falling by the wayside.Recent news suggests that HIPAA audits, which were originally design...
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