Assessment strategy for security and privacy preparedness

The potential for health plan privacy and security data breaches is substantial. Implementation varies widely within the sector. Adequate data protection and security are priorities for health plans. A basic approach to assessing an organization’s current preparedness requires consideration in three key areas. Risk Management: E Com Security Solutions Identify and assess data security risks to [...]

November 10th, 2019|HIPAA|

HIPAA Compliance for Medical Software Applications

Medical Software Application including mobile, web, IoT and back-end applications that process Protected Health Information (often abbreviated to PHI, or ePHI when it is stored or transmitted electronically) are required to comply with HIPAA requirements. Examples of these applications include eHealth or mHealth app that collects personal data about the person are required to use [...]

November 10th, 2019|HIPAA|

Overview of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule, effective March 26, 2013, greatly expands privacy and security standards, compliance actions, breach notification steps, and penalties. The new regulations allow for fines of more than $1 million for health record breaches. The potential for data breaches is significant and increasing. Stakeholders must act [...]

November 10th, 2019|HIPAA|

Covered Entities and Business Associates under HIPAA Compliance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule in January 2013. The rule’s security and privacy implications lie in its strengthening of regulatory protections for patient information and increasing fines for HIPAA violations. HHS has taken a series of steps to strengthen patient privacy protections and to monitor [...]

November 10th, 2019|HIPAA|