HIPAA Blog Posts: HIPAA Compliance Online Software

Information Security and Privacy Compliance Work Plan by Rebecca Herold, The Privacy Professor

The following is a high-level work plan to create an information security and privacy program to meet compliance with HIPAA, HITECH and other regulatory and contractual requirements. The areas listed will vary depending upon the organization’s business model, size, number of geographic locations, other applicable legal requirements, and any other unique factors. Each organization should use this as a starting point and change appropriately for its own unique business situation.

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Healthcare Leads in Data Breaches:Transparency Needed

Of the 385 organizations hit with data breaches so far this year, 113 were in health care, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center's report for July 28. Just 39 breaches have been reported in banking and finance according to the ITRC. Experts cite a lack of compliance and improper data access by insiders as culprits.

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Vendors: Can You Prove Your HIPAA HITECH Compliance?

"Vendors seeking to court healthcare clients will now need to pitch not only functionality but a compliance message as well." Report From the Trenches: Health IT Post-HITECH By Ed Moyle TechNewsWorld 07/20/10 5:00 AM PT

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Copier Security Webinar:CBS Evening News Report Stirs Congressional Action

CBS Evening news aired their second episode on the hidden problem of copier security and now Complianc Helper and Copier Security experts are presenting a Webinar on solutions.

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Get Business Associates (BA) HIPAA HITECH compliant for $100

The HIPAA HITECH Compliance Cooperative (CO-OP) can get  BA compliant for $125 and keep them compliant for $35 per month

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HIPAA HITECH Compliance for Medical Transcriptionists (MT)

HIPAA HITECH compliance for transcriptionists who are sub contractors or 1099 workers has been a severe challenge which has now been met by The Compliance Cooperative or CO-OP.

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Data Breaches Up in 2010

There were 245 data breaches in the first four months of 2010 versus 498 for all of 2009.

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Insurance Broker Association Urging Members to Start HIPAA HITECH Compliance

An insurance broker confided that their association had urged them to get started on compliance despite the lack of clarity about the business associate rules.  The law is clear that they need policies and procedures, a privacy officer, and training for their staff.

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The Blind Side of HITECH compliance; Business Associates

While covered entities are focused on their own HITECH compliance their business associates are their "Blind Side".

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ACR2 Solutions, Compliance Helper and Rebecca Herold announce strategic partnership

ACR2 Solutions performs risk analysis and when they discover enities needing policies and procedures they recommend the service developed by Compliance Helper and Rebecca Herold.

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