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Archived Since:April 6, 2010

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The Fifth Discipline: A Metaphor for 21st Century HIPAA Compliance

Introduction This month's HIPAA Survival Guide Newsletter article uses the metaphor from the Fifth Discipline, a book written by Professor Peter Senge circa 1990, to describe the system approach required if organizations what to change their compliance DNA. Show More Summary

Breach Response Plan Key Components (Cont.)

Introduction This is Part 2 of a 2-Part Article. Part 1 is located here. In this Part, we provide a high-level introduction regarding what each team's responsibilities during a Breach Response. Remember, in any Breach Response you are working with a team of teams. Show More Summary

FREE HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan

This Post contains access to the new HIPAA Implementation Detailed Project Plan. The HIPAA Implementation Project Plan is organized by Chunks/Sprints to support rapid completion your HIPAA Compliance Initiative ("HCI"). High-Level Tracks include: 1. Show More Summary

EXPRESSO® Compliance Video

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE EXPRESSO® COMPLIANCE EQUATION VIDEO. This short video provides an explanation of how EXPRESSO® uses its Compliance Equation to perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment. In addition, the video describes HIPAA Survival Guide products, education, and tools that you can customize and use in your organization. Show More Summary

The Origins of Expresso®, The Risk Assessment Express

Who doesn’t like coffee? Well maybe there are a few who don’t, but I’m a morning coffee person. It helps get my day started. When there are complex challenges to overcome, I need all the help I can get. Expresso® is that “jolt of coffee” that enables users to quickly and accurately perform their first HIPAA Risk Assessment. Show More Summary

WannaCry Webinar Re-Broadcast

Chris Saah CEO of TecFac (Technology Facilitators) joined Carlos Leyva and the team for a discussion of the recent the ransomware attack and how to prevent ransomware from penetrating your organization in addition to discussing HHS' methodology implications. Show More Summary

The CMS buzz on proposed reimbursement rules and regulatory simplification

Proposed Reimbursement Rules and Regulatory Simplification Healthcare Informatics Journal announced that the "Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals. Show More Summary

What are the Application Security Considerations for Healthcare?

"Why does health care seem to be disproportionately the target of ransomware attacks, and what can be done about it? To understand why somebody would attack healthcare organizations using ransomware as their strategy, you have to know...Show More Summary

The Healthcare "Money Game"

I've been quiet on the topic of Health Reform. Until today. Yesterday's Becker's Hospital Review article Mayo Clinic to give preference to privately insured over Medicaid, Medicare patients raises the issue of changing their internal policy for providing care. Show More Summary

Population Health: A New Frontier

In a recent article by Fred Bazzoli in Health Data Management, “Care delivery—and particularly, bringing health to populations—requires a combination of technology and new thinking that the industry is only beginning to grasp. The good...Show More Summary

Get a Jumpstart on your HIPAA Compliance with legal advice!

Recently, the Digital Business Law Group P.A., Carlos Leyva, Esq., began providing legal assistance to customers of the HIPAA Survival Guide. Compliance with regulations is a non-trivial task and the ability to have legal guidance with regulations is valuable. Show More Summary

What is Expresso and why should I care?

A Risk Assessment is a process by which an Organization identifies: (1) Threats to the Organization (i.e. to its Operations, Assets, or Individuals); (2) Vulnerabilities internal and external to the Organization; (3) The harm (i.e. adverse...Show More Summary

Are you HIPAA Audit Ready?

Do you need help? There are 169 requirements within the HIPAA regulations for which a CE or BA must demonstrate compliance or face harsh OCR fines… Visit The HIPAA Survival Guide.

A New Year of Unprecedented Regulatory Uncertainty

By now, most healthcare organizations recognize the potential for significant change in operations due to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).[i] Organizations will be assigned to either the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Model (APM) tracks. Show More Summary

HIPAA Audits: OCR becoming aggressive!

OK, so why now? The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reports that settlement payments last year were $25.6 million[1]. Subsequently, they are reporting there will be an increase in HIPAA compliance investigations. With resources from...Show More Summary

Healthcare: The 4th Industrial Revolution

The 4th Industrial Revolution is defined as “a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. It involves the transformation of entire systems across countries, companies, industries,...Show More Summary

Should healthcare be allowed to Block Information?

It’s not just the intellectual capital of vendor products or the need to ensure the security of PHI, or to maintain patient confidentiality; there are very real needs to share data securely among systems (and providers) for the benefit of decisions made on behalf of patients. Show More Summary

What is Your status of HIPAA Risk Assessment and Mitigation?

As mentioned in Health Data Management article “How to keep the top exec up to speed on security issues,” there are three aspects of the Security Rule that should be distilled into meaningful executive reports: Administrative, Physical,...Show More Summary

A Rocky Road Ahead for Healthcare?

It's tough to say what will happen in healthcare under the new President; although, he delivered a 310 word Health Plan. Three hundred and ten words in a document called a Presidential "Health Plan" does not bode well for improved health policy. Show More Summary

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