Blog Posts: HIPAA Compliant Checklist

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Free HIPAA Compliance Checklist

Our free HIPAA compliance checklist can be a handy quick reference to your current level of HIPAA compliance.  With all the changes brought about by the HIPAA Omnibust Rule your policies and procedures may be out of date.  So download it today at www.compliancehelper.com/compliance-checklist .

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HIPAA Compliance is an On-going Process

 The reasons an organization can't be "Certified HIPAA Compliant" are two fold; HHS has given no one authority to certify, and HIPAA compliance is an on-going, evolving process.  A recent article from Scott & Scott LLP entitled "The challenges of compliance" encapsulates this nicely.

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HIPAA Risk Analysis and Ongoing Risk Management Essential

   “[A] risk analysis, ongoing risk management, and routine information system reviews are the cornerstones of an effective HIPAA security compliance program.” HHS OCR Director Leon Rodriguez

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BA Tracker HIPAA HITECH Compliance Checklist

A HIPAA HITECH Compliance Checklist is a component of the profile of BAs maintained by BA Tracker.  The BAs are surveyed monthly and If the answers reveal gaps in their privacy and security program they can sign up for help from Compliance Helper. 

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Do Your Privacy, Security Policies Really Work? HIPAA HITECH Checklist

Howard Anderson interviews former HIPAA enforcer Adam Greene, who states; "An important component of preparing for a potential HIPAA compliance audit is to complete a "walk through" to make sure privacy and security policies and procedures are practical and effective." We have long recommended this informal process and in fact have supplied a short HIPAA Compliance Check List.

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Free Webinar: Can Cloud Computing Enhance HIPAA Compliance?

There is some controversy about cloud computing and compliance but in this webinar you will see how it can be used to enhance HIPAA HITECH compliance.  Rebecca Herold, recently voted #3 best privacy advisor in the world, will share her experience in doing over 200 risk assessments and Jack Anderson will share the technology secrets that deliver an efficient and cost effective compliance solution.

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The HIPAA Compliant Checklist

The HIPAA Compliant Checklist is a simple list of ten questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you are HIPAA HITECH compliant.

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Insurance For HIPAA HITECH Breach?

"Whether a breach results from human error (a typical cause for breach) or from organized or individual cyber crime such as hacking and stolen laptops (a less typical, but increasing risk), insurance companies such as Chartis, Beazley, and Hiscox are willing to underwrite certain computer security risks and cover specified losses that may be incurred by an insured from a PHI security breach."

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The Checklist Manifesto and HIPAA HITECH

Dr Atul Gawande's book The Checklist Manifesto shows the power of a checklist in healthcare.  HIPAA HITECH policies, procedures, and forms are checklists that help you manage your business better.

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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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