HIPAA Privacy

KVC Health Systems Names Cheryl Marquardt as General Counsel | 7/1/2020

… related to KVC’s services including in-home family support, mental health treatment, foster care, adoption and children’s psychiatric hospitals. She has been with KVC since 2015 as Deputy General Counsel and also serves as HIPAA Privacy Officer. Jason Hooper “I’m thrilled and excited to welcome Cheryl to this role,” said Jason Hooper, President and CEO. “Cheryl is passionate about using her legal expertise to help vulnerable children and families. She …

Is Twitter HIPAA Compliant? | 6/27/2020

… market on Twitter , and many healthcare providers use the platform. That leads us to ask: Is Twitter HIPAA compliant? This blog answers that question plus recommends best practices so you can tweet without breaking HIPAA privacy rules. About Twitter Founded in 2006, Twitter is a microblogging website , although it’s more commonly referred to as a social media platform. Twitter allows users to share short posts (no more than 280 characters …

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The Security Measures Required For Compliance | Homework Crew | 6/27/2020

The human resources department is updating its HIPAA Basic Training for Privacy and Security course. HIPAA Basic Training for Privacy and Security Course Topics What is HIPAA? HIPAA Privacy Rule HIPAA Security Rule Why HIPAA is Important Safeguarding of PII and PHI and ePHI Disclosures of PII and PHI and ePHI HIPAA, PII, PHI, and ePHI Definitions BA Agreements Potential Violations Patients´ Rights Breach Notifications Reporting Procedures Vendors and Contractors …

HIPAA Privacy Rule & Security Rule Risk Analysis | 6/25/2020

Home Blog HIPAA Privacy Rule & Security Rule Risk Analysis TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 HIPAA Privacy Rule & Security Rule Risk Analysis Join us for a webinar on July 31, 2018 at 3:00pm EST HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved The standards for Privacy and Security of Individually Identifiable Health Information establish a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information impacting covered entities. These standards are better known as the …

Device encryption and compliance | 6/25/2020

… an unreadable format, encryption technology protects data from unauthorized access. This blog examines device encryption requirements and recommendations set forth by regulatory bodies. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Established in 1996, the HIPAA Privacy Rule sets the national standards for protecting individuals’ medical records and personal health information. The impermissible disclosure of protected health information (PHI) is just one of the ways that the HIPAA rules can be …

What is Sensitive Data? | 6/25/2020

… body. What is considered Sensitive Data? The categories of sensitive data will vary based on the privacy laws that are applicable to an organization. For example, a healthcare organization will need to adhere to HIPAA privacy rules which provide federal protections for Protected Health Information (PHI), while a financial institution will have to adhere to the definitions set forth by other regulations such as the Gramm-Leach-Billey act. In …

Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Amazon Give Members Increased Access to Health Information to Enhance Their Healthcare Experience - Business Wire | 6/24/2020

… only access information from a member’s current Empire-affiliated commercial health plan. Members will not be able to access information from other/previous health plans. The interactions with the Anthem Skill comply with federal HIPAA privacy rules, and any information stored is done so in an accumulated, de-identified manner. Empire will continue to enhance the Empire Skill experience so that it offers information that will simplify healthcare and help …

Recovering from the Shadow IT Pandemic | 6/23/2020

… need for remote patient care in the near term prompted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to waive penalties against medical providers who use remote communication solutions that do not comply with HIPAA privacy and security regulations. Of course, those who were more prepared fared better than others and didn’t need to reach for non-compliant solutions. Now is not the time, however, to speak of Sun Tzu …

Positive COVID-19 tests among Dallas restaurant workers pose dilemma: Should restaurateurs be honest? | 6/23/2020

… of guidelines for restaurants that have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, and they offer sanitation recommendations based on CDC suggestions. Restaurateurs shouldn’t disclose the identity of the infected person, to comply with HIPAA privacy rules. Restaurants don’t have to tell their customers. But should they? Moxie’s and Chelsea Corner, both in Uptown Dallas, each posted a letter on their Instagram pages explaining their choice to temporarily close last …

Emergency Declarations and Waiver Authority | 6/22/2020

… allows the Secretary of HHS to exercise authority under §1135 of the Social Security Act to temporarily waive or modify certain requirements of the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance programs and the HIPAA Privacy Rule throughout the duration of the PHE. In order for the Secretary to exercise the §1135 waiver flexibility, however, a presidential declaration under the NEA or the Stafford Act also must be in place …

What Are the Requirements for HIPAA Training? | 6/21/2020

… PHI must be trained. HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and HIPAA’s Security Rule both have separate training requirements. Generally, HIPAA’s training requirements in both rules are rather sparse — not a lot of guidance is provided. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, at 45 CFR § 164.530(b)(1), says that training must be “as necessary and appropriate for the members of the workforce to carry out their functions.” HIPAA thus doesn’t require that everyone be …

Mariana Muzyka posted a blog post | 6/21/2020

… than banking systems can also contain payment card information, one more tidbit for crackers. What is HIPAA? Acronym for HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that governs two critical branches — the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for use and disclosure of Protected Health Information or just PHI. The information consisting of pictures of scanned organs, medical voice records, analysis tests, diagnoses, addresses, geolocation of patients is defined …

Training and Education: Path to HIPAA Awareness | 6/20/2020

… 164.308(a)(5)(i) Implementation of the security training is meant to include periodic security updates. That is all that is contained in the HIPAA Security Rule. Slightly more detail is provided in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which states: (b)(i) Standard: Training. A covered entity must train all members of its workforce on the policies and procedures with respect to protected health information required [the Privacy Rule], as necessary …

HIPAA Compliance Checklist - Tech Solutions for Businesses | 6/19/2020

… than banking systems can also contain payment card information, one more tidbit for crackers. What is HIPAA? Acronym for HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that governs two critical branches — the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for use and disclosure of Protected Health Information or just PHI. The information consisting of pictures of scanned organs, medical voice records, analysis tests, diagnoses, addresses, geolocation of patients is defined …

Know HIPAA Rights During COVID-19 Pandemic | 6/19/2020

Citizens have the right to keep their health care information private. In February of 2020 the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a bulletin on HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus. It states, “In light of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing this bulletin to ensure that …

American College of Healthcare Trustees Presents Webinar “Medicare Compliance and What You Need to Know” | 6/18/2020

… Need to Know” on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5pm EDT. Registration is free, but required: https://bit.ly/ComplianceACHT . This webinar will be presented by two leading experts in the fields of corporate compliance, HIPAA Privacy , operations, and compliance due diligence. These experts will offer important insights on Medicare compliance and HIPAA Privacy regulatory changes going forward. During this webinar, participants will learn: The impetus for Medicare’s Change in Direction …

4 La. High School Football Teams Test Positive for Coronavirus | 6/18/2020

Louisiana High School Athletic Association executive director Eddie Bonine says that four parishes in the state have reported having a school with football players testing positive for coronavirus. Bonine could not disclose the names of those schools or parishes, citing HIPAA privacy laws (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). He did say that the group of schools includes one parish from the Acadiana area, one outside East Baton Rouge, one …

Senators back sustaining telehealth momentum post pandemic | Healthcare Dive | 6/18/2020

… from hackers and businesses collecting and selling patient information without their knowledge. Vendors could be made to sign a business associate agreement including them under HIPAA’s protections. “The question of whether to extend the HIPAA privacy waivers should be considered carefully,” Alexander said. Experts and those at top levels of Trump’s healthcare administration, have said the genie is pretty much out of the bottle as the pandemic drives unprecedented adoption …

How to Become HIPAA Compliant (Step-by-Step Guide) | 6/18/2020

… the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has added a series of HIPAA rules that require healthcare organizations — and their business associates — to protect patient privacy and secure patient data. The rules include: HIPAA Privacy Rule The Privacy Rule sets national standards for the protection of “individually identifiable health information” — which includes information about a patient’s mental or physical health, medical treatments, or payment history. Healthcare organizations and providers …

Ezekiel Elliott COVID-Test Disclosure Highlights Health Care Provider & Plan HIPAA & Other Privacy Risks From Medical Testing & Other Medical | 6/17/2020

… Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers and Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information about Individuals in Their Facilities (“5/5 Guidance”), for instance, OCR specifically reminded HIPAA covered health care providers that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not permit them to give media and film crews access to protected health information including access to facilities where patients’ protected health information will be accessible without the patients’ prior authorization. has …

Privacy & security perspectives: interoperability, prospects for HIPAA refresh, more - Healthcare IT News | 6/17/2020

… input from the public on how HIPAA could be modified to promote coordinated, value-based healthcare. In addition to requesting general input on HIPAA, the RFI asked for comments on specific areas of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including: (1) encouraging information-sharing for treatment and care coordination; (2) facilitating parental involvement in care; … (3) addressing the opioid crisis and serious mental illness; and (4) accounting for disclosures of PHI for …

American College of Healthcare Trustees Presents Webinar “COVID-19 Compliance Changes and Challenges” for the Post-Acute Care Continuum | PRWeb | 6/17/2020

… Need to Know” on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5pm EDT. Registration is free, but required: https://bit.ly/ComplianceACHT . This webinar will be presented by two leading experts in the fields of corporate compliance, HIPAA Privacy , operations, and compliance due diligence. These experts will offer important insights on Medicare compliance and HIPAA Privacy regulatory changes going forward. During this webinar, participants will learn: The impetus for Medicare’s Change in Direction …

COVID-19 Changes to Telehealth Rules Should Stick, Senator Says | 6/17/2020

… hear from the experts and discuss whether there may be unintended consequences, positive or negative, if Congress were to do that.” On the other hand, he added, “the question of whether to extend the HIPAA privacy waivers should be considered carefully. There are privacy and security concerns about the use of personal medical information by technology platform companies, as well as concerns about criminals hacking into these platforms.” Telehealth for …

HHS Issues COVID-19 Plasma Donation HIPAA Guidance | 6/16/2020

… Get Permission As healthcare organizations seek out recovered COVID-19 patients for potential donations of blood plasma containing virus antibodies to help treat other patients, they need to ensure these outreach activities comply with HIPAA privacy regulations, according to new federal guidance . The guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights clarifies that HIPAA permits covered healthcare entities to identify and contact patients who have …

Coronavirus Flash Update: June 2020 #5 | 6/16/2020

… The grants were distributed through programs in the ACF, ACL, ASPR, CDC, DHHS/OS, HRSA, IHS, NIH, and SAMHSA. ( Updated 6/11/20 ) The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance on how the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits covered health care providers to contact their patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to inform them about how they can donate their blood and plasma containing antibodies to help other patients …

Medicaid

Senators back sustaining telehealth momentum post pandemic | Healthcare Dive | 6/18/2020

… Pensions Committee on Wednesday. Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said top priorities were axing geographic restrictions and expanding Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for virtual care services. However, lawmakers seemed less interested in retaining payment parity … under HIPAA’s protections. “The question of whether to extend the HIPAA privacy waivers should be considered carefully,” Alexander said. Experts and those at top levels of Trump’s healthcare administration, have said the genie is pretty …

Medicare

Senators back sustaining telehealth momentum post pandemic | Healthcare Dive | 6/18/2020

… Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday. Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said top priorities were axing geographic restrictions and expanding Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for virtual care services. However, lawmakers seemed less interested in retaining … under HIPAA’s protections. “The question of whether to extend the HIPAA privacy waivers should be considered carefully,” Alexander said. Experts and those at top levels of Trump’s healthcare administration, have said the genie is pretty …

Telehealth

Senators back sustaining telehealth momentum post pandemic | Healthcare Dive | 6/18/2020

Senators back sustaining telehealth momentum post pandemic Screenshot of virtual Senate HELP hearing, June 17, 2020 Author share Dive Brief: Senators on both sides of the aisle signaled their support for permanently removing restrictions to … under HIPAA’s protections. “The question of whether to extend the HIPAA privacy waivers should be considered carefully,” Alexander said. Experts and those at top levels of Trump’s healthcare administration, have said the genie is pretty …

COVID-19

Midtown Medical Center Launches Telemedicine Solution for Patient Care | 4/29/2020

… information, please visit midtownmedical.org/telemedicine “At Midtown Medical Center, we see telemedicine as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19. Telemedicine solutions put first the safety, comfort, and trust of our patients along … to speak with a trusted MMC doctor. According to tn.gov , HIPAA Privacy Notices, in keeping compliance with the state of Tennessee HIPAA regulations, telemedicine is currently restricted to existing patients only. Future patients must contact …

Department of Health and Human Services

UPDATED Coronavirus tracker: Trump: $30B to be sent to hospitals this week; Hilton, American Express donate up to 1M room nights | FierceHealthcare | 4/5/2020

… of drugs to that list. UPDATED: Thursday, April 16 at 9:10 a.m. HCA, GE to help ramp ventilator supply The Department of Health and Human Services announced a $336 million contract under the Defense Production … not impose penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule against health care providers or their business associates for the “good faith uses and disclosures” of protected health information. This follows earlier …

CDC

HHS Waives HIPPA Privacy Rules On Data In Order To Speed Communication About Infected Patients | Kaiser Health News | 4/3/2020

… CDC, CMS, and state and local health departments need quick access to COVID-19 related health data to fight this pandemic,” said Roger Severino, director of HHS Office For Civil Rights. Other news on technology looks at how tech giants are seeking “opportunistic” changes. Modern Healthcare: HHS Eases HIPAA Enforcement On Data Releases During COVID-19 HHS won’t enforce penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA privacy rule …

HIPAA Security

A Deep-Dive Into the HIPAA Security Rule - DZone Security | 11/25/2019

… 1996. Considering how sensitive patients’ information and personal details are — and the growing number of cyberattacks targeting healthcare institutions — the HIPAA Security Rule is considered to be among the most extensive across the globe. Don’t … Technical Safeguards The HIPAA Security Rule, a part of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, governs how information needs to be protected, especially information related to patients and healthcare providers. In order to enforce maximum data protection …

Medical Imaging

Statistical multiscale mapping of IDH1, MGMT, and microvascular proliferation in human brain tumors from multiparametric MR and spatially-registered core biopsy | Nature | 11/19/2019

… for targeted therapeutics, but clinical outcomes are limited by tumor heterogeneity which cannot be assessed by invasive biopsy alone 1 . Medical imaging techniques that are minimally-invasive and assess cellular and molecular tissue characteristics across … out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Declaration of Helsinki. De-identification consisted of removing all 18 HIPAA Privacy Rule identifiers from images, pathology reports, and clinical …

Health Information Management

(USA-ND-Bismarck) Release of Information Technician - Health Information | 11/18/2019

… complexity of record types and locations of various documents. Maintain in-depth knowledge of all applicable state and federal laws, HIPAA privacy and security regulations, as well as enterprise policies and procedures pertaining to the … or holidays. Successful candidates will have Associate’s degree in a Health Information Management (HIM) relate field, or two years equivalent work experience required. QUALIFICATIONS Associate’s degree in a Health Information Management (HIM) relate field, or …

Electronic Health Records

Five Key Steps for HIPAA Compliance in 2019 | 11/18/2019

Electronic Health Records (EHRs), there is an onus on making changes to HIPAA to improve data sharing and coordinated care. For this reason, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has feedback from HIPAA governed-bodies – particularly in relation to the HIPAA privacy rules and introducing changes to privacy rules to support efforts aimed at combating opioid threats in the US. We have put together five crucial steps for you to …

Patient Safety

Record Management & Processing Specialist - Aspen, CO, , USA #jobs #Aspen pls RT | 11/16/2019

… HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES / DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS Validates daily discharge census against scanned charts Performs MRQA of scanned charts, within 3 days of discharge date, to make charts available in GVII in a timely manner Performs EHR analysis of scanned …

Respiratory Care

Global Remote Patient Monitoring Devices & Equipment Market Report, 2020 - Featuring Profiles on Major Players Philips Healthcare, Honeywell, GE Healthcare, Medtronic and Boston Scientific | Globe Newswire | 11/15/2019

… HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules for safe and secure electronic data interchange. In 2018, ResMed acquired Propeller Health for $225 Million. With this acquisition, ResMed broadened its portfolio into the Respiratory Care market and strengthened its market position in digital health for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Propeller Health is a medical device and digital therapeutics manufacturing company that designs remote patient monitoring devices for treating chronic respiratory …

American Medical Association

A 5-Step Dive into HIPAA Compliance for Email and Text | 11/14/2019

… http://www.insidearm.com/news/00045675-5-step-dive-hipaa-compliance-email-and-te/ I recently wrote about email and text guidelines the American Medical Association (AMA) set forth to help healthcare providers ensure their electronic communications comply … more in depth—specifically, as defined and determined by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Each of these contributes to the …

Clinical Documentation

Pharmacist- PRN - Aspen, CO, , USA #jobs #Aspen pls RT | 11/14/2019

clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. Develops professional goals and diversity of …

Drug Information

Pharmacist- PRN - Aspen, CO, , USA #jobs #Aspen pls RT | 11/14/2019

… In Pharmacist Co Jobs In Pharmacist Job Summary: Clinical staff pharmacists fill orders for medications, monitor patient medication therapies, provide drug information, and supervise and direct support personnel. In the absence of the pharmacy manager … Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance …

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Pharmacist- PRN - Avon, CO, , USA #jobs #Avon pls RT | 11/12/2019

… in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct … consult service, renal dosing services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship services, and any other therapeutic drug management per organizational protocols Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply ordering, storage, and …

University of Rochester Medical Center

HIPAA violations lead to multimillion-dollar penalties | Medical Economics | 11/12/2019

News A pair of healthcare providers are facing hefty fines after they failed to protect patients’ medical records, according to news releases from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will pay $3 million to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and take action to correct and settle potential violations of HIPAA privacy and security rules as part of a settlement announced November …

EMR

Know When to Hold ’em: The Legal Considerations for Healthcare Information Technology Data Retention and Purging | 11/7/2019

… The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions . Purging Guidelines & Criteria HIPAA privacy rules do not address medical record retention requirements, and the guidelines from several … Implies an Atomic Quality to Patient Data Some organizations treat EMR systems as completely isolated repositories of information, and they start the retention clock ticking when activity in the EMR ceases. For example, when an …

HIPAA Breach

New York health system to pay $3M HIPAA settlement | FierceHealthcare | 11/6/2019

… University of Rochester Medical Center’s settlement is one of the biggest fines so far this year involving violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules. (tashka2000/Getty) The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is … facility. RELATED: Medical imaging company to pay $3M to settle HIPAA breach impacting 300K patients Following the breaches, OCR investigated the health system’s compliance with HIPAA rules. That investigation found that URMC lacked security measures …

Substance Abuse

Daniel Preston Named Director of Development and Communications at Jericho Project | PRWeb | 10/31/2019

… a complex operation-wide database and delivery systems encompassing electronic case records, sales and grant awards. He also served as HIPAA Privacy Officer and Compliance Officer. Preston also has experience in managing and growing programs … at Samaritan Daytop Village, a comprehensive human services agency treating substance abuse and homelessness, with an expertise in veterans. Preston provided administrative and fiscal oversight for the organization’s highly successful city, state and Federally-funded …

Community Health

The 5 biggest risks ambulatory care needs to address, according to ECRI Institute analysis | FierceHealthcare | 10/24/2019

… fatigue The analysis was based on 4,355 adverse events reported to the institute by physician practices, ambulatory care centers and community health centers between December 2017 and November 2018. Nearly half of the events involved … HIPAA patient access, data security regulations HIPAA violations. Misunderstandings concerning HIPAA privacy and security rules prompted more than 350 HIPAA-related events to be reported to the ECRI Institute. The majority of these pertained to …

ECRI Institute

The 5 biggest risks ambulatory care needs to address, according to ECRI Institute analysis | FierceHealthcare | 10/24/2019

… a new analysis. Those two errors are the most frequent safety risks in ambulatory care, a report (PDF) from the ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization, found. RELATED: Top technology hazards include surgical stapler misuse … HIPAA patient access, data security regulations HIPAA violations. Misunderstandings concerning HIPAA privacy and security rules prompted more than 350 HIPAA-related events to be reported to the ECRI Institute. The majority of these pertained to …

Behavioral Healthcare

Council Post: How The Healthcare Industry Is Changing Online | Forbes | 10/23/2019

… with and interact with their healthcare choices online. I’m a former VP of marketing for American Addiction Centers, a public behavioral healthcare company. Prior to that, I was COO of a marketing agency that specialized … an environment that requires more regulation than ever. Under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules , employers are held accountable for the actions of their employees. Therefore, privacy and confidentiality will largely depend on the accessibility …

HIPAA Training

(USA-MI-Mount Pleasant) COORD/HIPAA | 10/20/2019

Central Michigan University COORD/HIPAA in Mount Pleasant , Michigan Position Information Position Summary Under the direct supervision of the HIPAA Privacy Officer, this position contributes to the CMU HIPAA privacy program by assuring coordination of … review and ongoing risk analyses; assists in carrying out the HIPAA training program including materials development, monitoring, tracking and reporting training delinquencies; and assists in the investigation of HIPAA incidents and assures completion of the …

ACA

HHS Proposes New Wellness Demonstration Projects | Health Affairs | 10/1/2019

… its guidance or on state applications. To date, wellness programs have been limited to employers, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included a demonstration project to allow HHS and states to experiment with extending wellness … released additional guidance in 2015. This included new guidance on HIPAA privacy rules and wellness programs, a report on workplace wellness programs, and additional frequently asked questions . Also in 2015, the EEOC released two proposed …

Amazon Health

Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Amazon Give Members Increased Access to Health Information to Enhance Their Healthcare Experience - Business Wire | 6/24/2020

… allowing them to order prescription refills and take other health plan actions. Through an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Amazon Echo, or the Alexa app on a phone, the Empire Skill is a 24/7 … plans. The interactions with the Anthem Skill comply with federal HIPAA privacy rules, and any information stored is done so in an accumulated, de-identified manner. Empire will continue to enhance the Empire Skill experience …

Teladoc

Senators back sustaining telehealth momentum post pandemic | Healthcare Dive | 6/18/2020

… of platforms. Though telehealth changes will likely be enacted that will stimulate further utilization and be positive for vendors like Teladoc and Amwell, it’s unlikely they’ll occur before 2021, Cowen analysts predicted in a Wednesday … under HIPAA’s protections. “The question of whether to extend the HIPAA privacy waivers should be considered carefully,” Alexander said. Experts and those at top levels of Trump’s healthcare administration, have said the genie is pretty …

Apple Health

Why telehealth can’t significantly flatten the coronavirus curve — yet | Yahoo News | 4/5/2020

… HIPAA privacy requirements (such as prohibiting ubiquitous teleconferencing technologies like Apple’s FaceTime). Accordingly, telehealth—overnight(ish)—is finally mainstream. At America’s largest health systems, adoption of telehealth has accelerated rapidly : at Massachusetts General Hospital, the weekly number of virtual appointments has multiplied 10-20 times in the past weeks, while at NYU Langone Health, staffing was increased fivefold to handle the rush of new appointments. Teladoc, the U.S.’s largest virtual …

Compliancy Group

Big IT, Inc Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group | PRWeb | 4/1/2020

Big IT, Inc Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group Share Article Big IT, Inc has demonstrated compliance with federal HIPAA regulation by completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process. Big … Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and HITECH. These standards have been heavily vetted against the letter of …

Fitbit

How Much Should Big Tech Know About Our Personal Health Data And History? : NPR | 11/26/2019

… you to doctors, reminding you to get your annual physical. Or take Google, which announced this month it is acquiring Fitbit. So how much control do we have? How much control should we have over … to sign every time I go to the doctor - the HIPAA privacy rule, which is supposed to regulate things like exactly this, I thought. How much of my personal medical data is being shared amongst …

Microsoft Health

How Much Should Big Tech Know About Our Personal Health Data And History? : NPR | 11/26/2019

… life these days? MOSKOWITZ: Five of the top six companies by market cap are tech companies. So we’re talking about Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon. And, you know, they need to continue growing. And so … to sign every time I go to the doctor - the HIPAA privacy rule, which is supposed to regulate things like exactly this, I thought. How much of my personal medical data is being shared amongst …

Ciitizen

Patients still facing big obstacles getting their own health data | Healthcare IT News | 11/14/2019

… Ciitizen, a startup founded in 2017 that develops tools to help patients access, manage and share their medical records. There’s a reason Ciitizen has a market for its services. Because, unfortunately, “the majority of medical record providers are not compliant” with the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access provisions, according to the company. This past summer, Ciitizen launched its Patient Record Scorecard , which assesses providers nationwide and assigns them a …

Allscripts

Surescripts CEO on monopoly accusations, private sector’s role in interoperability | Healthcare Dive | 10/21/2019

… rewarding companies for remaining loyal to Surescripts, requiring long-term exclusivity from almost all of its customers, pressuring EHR vendor Allscripts into keeping its business and entering into an agreement prohibiting a competitor, RelayHealth, from … requirements, along with the interaction between the proposed rules and HIPAA privacy legislation, in its June comments . “It’s a tough task that ONC has taken on here,” Skelton said. “Information can’t flow without regards to …

First Healthcare Compliance

Widener University Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to co-host HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit on November 14, 2019 | PRWeb | 9/20/2019

The HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit will bring professionals from the healthcare and legal communities together for a day of discussion and learning on the campus of Delaware Law School . Thought leaders will present time … various backgrounds.” Ms. Beech adds, “we’re thrilled to partner with First Healthcare Compliance for this educational program and to serve as a resource for those new to the compliance field as well as our experienced …

LabCorp

Compromise by Proxy? Why You Should Be Losing Sleep Tonight | Inc.com | ZDNet | 6/20/2019

… this third- and sometimes fourth-party debt collection agency was ongoing. It affected at least five different labs: Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, BioReference Laboratories, Carecentrix, and Sunrise Laboratories. The companies used AMCA as their customer bill … would almost certainly be subject to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services representative I contacted by email, a medical …

Quest Diagnostics

Compromise by Proxy? Why You Should Be Losing Sleep Tonight | Inc.com | ZDNet | 6/20/2019

… situation at this third- and sometimes fourth-party debt collection agency was ongoing. It affected at least five different labs: Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, BioReference Laboratories, Carecentrix, and Sunrise Laboratories. The companies used AMCA as their … would almost certainly be subject to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services representative I contacted by email, a medical …

CynergisTek

Servers Cause Most Health Breaches, C-Suite Lacks Funds to Fight Threats | HealthIT Security | 6/13/2019

… Threats Clearwater finds the majority of health breaches last year were caused in some way by a server, while a CynergisTek report found a lack of resources, tools, and talent make it difficult for the … is this an insecure practice, but it also violates the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s principle of Least Privilege.” Shoring up vulnerabilities with excessive permissions follows similar rules to removing dormant accounts, including status changes made with …

Medical Center

Midtown Medical Center Launches Telemedicine Solution for Patient Care | PR Newswire | 4/29/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Midtown Medical Center (MMC) has announced that current patients now have access to a new telemedicine care platform, via mobile phone or computer to speak with an MMC doctor at no additional cost … to speak with a trusted MMC doctor. According to tn.gov , HIPAA Privacy Notices, in keeping compliance with the state of Tennessee HIPAA regulations, telemedicine is currently restricted to existing patients only. Future patients must contact …

Midtown Medical Center Launches Telemedicine Solution for Patient Care | PR Newswire | 4/29/2020

Midtown Medical Center Launches Telemedicine Solution for Patient Care 04:00 EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn., Midtown Medical Center (MMC) has announced that current patients now have access to a new telemedicine care platform, via mobile phone or … to speak with a trusted MMC doctor. According to tn.gov , HIPAA Privacy Notices, in keeping compliance with the state of Tennessee HIPAA regulations, telemedicine is currently restricted to existing patients only. Future patients must contact …

NYU Langone Health

Why telehealth can’t significantly flatten the coronavirus curve — yet | Yahoo News | 4/5/2020

… HIPAA privacy requirements (such as prohibiting ubiquitous teleconferencing technologies like Apple’s FaceTime). Accordingly, telehealth—overnight(ish)—is finally mainstream. At America’s largest health systems, adoption of telehealth has accelerated rapidly : at Massachusetts General Hospital, the weekly number of virtual appointments has multiplied 10-20 times in the past weeks, while at NYU Langone Health, staffing was increased fivefold to handle the rush of new appointments. Teladoc, the U.S.’s largest virtual …

Why telehealth can’t significantly flatten the coronavirus curve — yet | Yahoo News | 4/5/2020

… HIPAA privacy requirements (such as prohibiting ubiquitous teleconferencing technologies like Apple’s FaceTime). Accordingly, telehealth—overnight(ish)—is finally mainstream. At America’s largest health systems, adoption of telehealth has accelerated rapidly : at Massachusetts General Hospital, the weekly number of virtual appointments has multiplied 10-20 times in the past weeks, while at NYU Langone Health, staffing was increased fivefold to handle the rush of new appointments. Teladoc, the U.S.’s largest virtual …

Ascension

Ascension Enters Contract with Google to Share PHI | 11/19/2019

Patient names Dates of birth Google has stated that Project Nightingale is above board and complies with all HIPAA privacy regulations. The company has also stated that it is only using the data to assist in building an artificial intelligence-powered system for Ascension, and not to train its own systems. Furthermore, Google has stated that it is not combining patient data to use across its other healthcare partners. In …

Google-Ascension deal reveals murky side of sharing health data | 11/18/2019

Google-Ascension deal reveals murky side of sharing health data The Google-Ascension partnership is a ‘PR failure’ that demonstrates a need for greater transparency about what happens to patient health data. Share this item … security expert Kate Borten believes business associate agreements and the HIPAA privacy rule they adhere to don’t go far enough to ensure patient privacy rights, especially when companies like Google get involved. The HIPAA privacy …

Sanford Health

(USA-ND-Bismarck) Release of Information Technician – Health Information | Sanford Health | 11/18/2019

… complexity of record types and locations of various documents. Maintain in-depth knowledge of all applicable state and federal laws, HIPAA privacy and security regulations, as well as enterprise policies and procedures pertaining to the … keyboard proficiently. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification preferred. About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest …

(USA-ND-Bismarck) Release of Information Technician - Health Information | 11/18/2019

… complexity of record types and locations of various documents. Maintain in-depth knowledge of all applicable state and federal laws, HIPAA privacy and security regulations, as well as enterprise policies and procedures pertaining to the … keyboard proficiently. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification preferred. About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest …

Mayo Clinic

Google-Ascension deal reveals murky side of sharing health data | 11/18/2019

… Partnership breeds legal, ethical concerns Forrester Research senior analyst Jeff Becker said Google entered into a similar strategic partnership with Mayo Clinic in September, and the coverage was largely positive. Jeff Becker According to a … security expert Kate Borten believes business associate agreements and the HIPAA privacy rule they adhere to don’t go far enough to ensure patient privacy rights, especially when companies like Google get involved. The HIPAA privacy …

Google ‘Project Nightingale’ hospital data deal raises privacy fears | CNBC | 11/12/2019

… Ascension employees were concerned that some tools that Google is using to import and export data were not compliant with HIPAA privacy standards and that concerned employees did not receive satisfactory answers from Google on … acquire fitness tracker company Fitbit and announcing a deal with Mayo Clinic. The medical industry is notoriously sensitive when it comes to privacy and security, and Google faces an uphill battle to prove that it …

Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen CO

Record Management & Processing Specialist - Aspen, CO, , USA #jobs #Aspen pls RT | 11/16/2019

Job Detail for Record Management & Processing Specialist Job Location: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen, CO, , USA Job Detail for Record Management & Processing Specialist Job Location: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen, CO, , USA Jobs In Record Management Processing … Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance …

Pharmacist- PRN - Aspen, CO, , USA #jobs #Aspen pls RT | 11/14/2019

Job Detail for Pharmacist- PRN Job Location: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen, CO, , USA Job Detail for Pharmacist- PRN Job Location: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen, CO, , USA Jobs In Pharmacist Aspen Jobs In Pharmacist Co Jobs … Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance …

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY

HIPAA violations lead to multimillion-dollar penalties | Medical Economics | 11/12/2019

News A pair of healthcare providers are facing hefty fines after they failed to protect patients’ medical records, according to news releases from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will pay $3 million to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and take action to correct and settle potential violations of HIPAA privacy and security rules as part of a settlement announced November …

Large New York State Health System Agrees To Pay $3 Million For Its Failure to Repeatedly Encrypt Mobile Devices | 11/8/2019

… Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $3 million settlement with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability … attorneys regularly assist covered entities with creating and maintaining their HIPAA privacy policies and work with covered entities and business associates to ensure HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule compliance. If you have questions regarding …

Cigna

Surescripts CEO on monopoly accusations, private sector’s role in interoperability | Healthcare Dive | 10/21/2019

… emphasis on reduction of drug abuse and fraud and efforts to reduce medication errors. Owned jointly by heavyweights CVS and Cigna, the Arlington, Virginia-based IT company Surescripts controls roughly 80% of the market after … requirements, along with the interaction between the proposed rules and HIPAA privacy legislation, in its June comments . “It’s a tough task that ONC has taken on here,” Skelton said. “Information can’t flow without regards to …

Lawsuit could shed light on what it really takes to de-identify patient data - POLITICO | 6/28/2019

… could be expanded into a class action. Both Google and the University of Chicago have maintained that their agreement followed HIPAA privacy guidelines. … Exactly how the information might be used was unclear. The complaint says … round, led by Wellington Management Company and including previous investors Cigna, Andreessen Horowitz and others. … Also on diabetes, the FDA warned that some Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps have cybersecurity risks, and recommends that anyone using …

Sundar Pichai

Verily told 5 US senators that it has run more than 7,000 tests for COVID-19 and plans to keep the mandatory Google sign-in – here’s the letter it sent (GOOG, GOOGL) | Business Insider | 4/15/2020

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet, during a session of the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Google’s Verily division has been screening and … It also said data collected was not in compliance with HIPAA privacy rule. Verily says it has no intention of removing the Google sign-in, which is currently required for using its screening service. Visit …

5 Democratic senators are pressuring Verily to drop the requirement for a mandatory Google sign-in to use its COVID-19 testing website | Business Insider | 4/1/2020

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, speaks on artificial intelligence during a Bruegel think tank conference in Brussels, Belgium January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman Verily’s screening website requires a Google sign-in. Lawmakers … clarify whether its screening website is in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule – a set of standards to protect users’ medical data. This is actually the second letter that has been sent by the senators …

Roger Severino

OCR Lifts HIPAA Penalties for COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Sites | HealthIT Security | 4/13/2020

… to help the growth of mobile testing sites so more people can get tested quickly and safely,” said OCR Director Roger Severino, in a statement. “President Trump has ordered the federal government to use every … CBTS, OCR will not impose penalties for violations of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules that occur in connection with the good faith operation of a CBTS,” according to the notice. Health plans …

HHS Waives HIPPA Privacy Rules On Data In Order To Speed Communication About Infected Patients | Kaiser Health News | 4/3/2020

… Roger Severino, director of HHS Office For Civil Rights. Other news on technology looks at how tech giants are seeking “opportunistic” changes. Modern Healthcare: HHS Eases HIPAA Enforcement On Data Releases During COVID-19 HHS won’t enforce penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA privacy rule against healthcare providers or their business associates for good-faith disclosures of protected health information for public health purposes during the COVID …

Alex Azar

HHS Issues Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions Due to Coronavirus | HealthIT Security | 3/17/2020

HIPAA and Compliance News HHS Issues Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions Due to Coronavirus HHS Secretary Alex Azar lifted certain HIPAA sanctions in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, including obtaining patient consent before sharing information … Cybersecurity, Patient Trust, Data Sharing Top Health CIO Priorities “The HIPAA Privacy Rule allows patient information to be shared to assist in nationwide public health emergencies, and to assist patients in receiving the care they …

Secretary of HHS Announces Limited HIPAA Waiver due to Hurricane Dorian | 9/4/2019

… Alex Azar, also declared in North Carolina, retroactive to September 1, 2019. Secretary Azar’s announcement comes as the US mainland prepares for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall. The declaration was accompanied by the announcement of a limited waiver of HIPAA sanctions and penalties for specific provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, as mandated by the Project Bioshield Act of 2004 of the Social Security Act. The waiver only applies in …

Donald Trump

Medicare will now cover telehealth to fight coronavirus | Healthcare Dive | 3/17/2020

… doctor by phone or video conference at no additional cost, including with commonly used services like FaceTime and Skype,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday at a White House coronavirus briefing. ​ Medicare has never covered virtual … virtually at no further cost than an in-office visit, HIPAA privacy law penalties regarding telehealth use will no longer be enforced, allowing doctors to expand care, Trump said. Telehealth is being used as a …

HHS Issues Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions Due to Coronavirus | HealthIT Security | 3/17/2020

… pandemic, including obtaining patient consent before sharing information with family about the individual’s care. By March 17, 2020 - Following President Donald Trump’s declaration of a nationwide emergency over the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, the Department … Cybersecurity, Patient Trust, Data Sharing Top Health CIO Priorities “The HIPAA Privacy Rule allows patient information to be shared to assist in nationwide public health emergencies, and to assist patients in receiving the care they …

Laura Wood

4-Day Certificate in Employee Benefits Law Seminar (Atlanta, Georgia, USA - April 20-24, 2020) | PR Newswire | 12/2/2019

… Compliance Mandates Play or Pay and the Employer Obligation to Extend Health Coverage Cadillac tax and How to Avoid It HIPAA Privacy Overview Privacy issues for health plan sponsors Business associate contract requirements The H … focused, comprehensive and tailored research. Media Contact: Research and Markets Laura Wood , Senior Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 …

One and a Half-Day HIPAA Privacy Rule Compliance Curse: Understanding New Rules and Responsibilities of Privacy Officer (Chicago, IL, United States - November 6-7, 2019) | PR Newswire | 9/19/2019

DUBLIN The “HIPAA Privacy Rule Compliance-Understanding New Rules and Responsibilities of Privacy Officer” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. While the HIPAA rules have been in place for years now, the focus of … focused, comprehensive and tailored research. Media Contact: Research and Markets Laura Wood , Senior Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 …