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Table of Content Introduction Everything About IT Asset Inventory HIPAA Risk Analysis OCR and its Advice to Implement HIPAA IT Asset Inventory Conclusion Having an information system asset inventory is not compulsory for every business that falls under compliance but if you have one, it will help in meeting several requirements of the  HIPAA Security Rule like information system activity review, risk analysis and management, audit controls, and device & media management. Managing healthcare assets...

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, usually known as HIPAA, is described to be the statute that exists in the country of the United States of America. HIPAA is known to be a federal statute, the main aim of which is to make sure that the medical information of the patients is protected to the maximum extent possible. It’s extremely important for healthcare institutions to protect patient’s data and make sure the...

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HIPAA, or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, consists of rules and regulations that protect the privacy of health records and dictates how such information can be used by health facilities or shared with third parties. Under the HIPAA Act, patients have the right to receive notification and view copies of their protected health information (PHI) if the latter is to be used or shared with an employer. In other words, the employer can only...

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The Health Information Portability and Protection Act (HIPAA) got enacted in 1996. The regulation stipulates standards that healthcare organizations and vendors must adhere to when it comes to patients’ protected health information (PHI). HIPAA-beholden organizations must secure their PHI for them to gain compliance status.   Healthcare organizations and their vendors must appoint a HIPAA manager or take a HIPAA training program to oversee the implementation of the compliance program. If your organization has any HIPAA...

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The modern-day consumer is highly concerned with the security of their data, especially considering that cybercriminals can easily use this data to commit fraud or identity theft. If your organization goes through a data breach, the chances are that your reputation will take a big hit, and you might have to face huge financial losses. For organizations in the healthcare industry, a data breach will lead to hefty fines for violating the HIPAA. Sadly, cyber...

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If we look back over the last decade, digital healthcare platforms have made significant strides, particularly healthcare apps and HIPAA-compliant websites. The explosion of these platforms have been propelled by consumer demand for innovative technologies that empower users to have a larger role in managing their health, and by healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience and entice engagement. As consumers increasingly use a variety of digital self-service tools for managing their health, this demand...

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The Privacy Rule from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provides rights related to personal healthcare protection, applies to covered entities – healthcare plans, providers, and data clearinghouses – according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Covered entities will typically contract with outside organizations such as law firms, and it is permissible under HIPAA for covered entities to share protected health information (PHI) with those third...

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US federal law that was enacted in 1996. It was legislated to ensure that people can carry their health insurance from one company to another as they made progress in their careers or moved to other parts of the country. It was also meant to make the transfer of medical records from one health institution to the next easier. Lastly, HIPAA underscores the right of...

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