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Doctor in Private Practice pays $15,000 and Banner Health pays $200,000 to settle separate HIPAA Right of Access Violations

by Michael Brody

The Right of Access Rule gives patients and their representatives the right to access, inspect and obtain a copy of their own health information. When a provider receives a request for access to their medical records, they must provide the requested information within 30 days (Some states require a faster response 30 days is the HIPAA requirement).
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Another HIPAA Breach Due related to Email

by Michael Brody

Last week we published an article that Prestera Health was breached due to a vulnerability in their email system. This Week Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, WA experienced a breach related to their email system.
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Data Breach at Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center

by Michael Brody

Prestera Health, the largest behavioral health services provider in West Virginia, serving the counties of Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Putnam and Wayne in West Virginia experienced a data breach through their email system.
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Business Associate Agreements and DME Vendors

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

An opinion on when you need Business Associate Agreements when working with Durable Medical Equipment Vendors.
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rules

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

The purpose of these changes is to support individuals’ engagement in their care, remove barriers to coordinated care, and reduce regulatory burdens on the health care industry.
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Maintain a Culture of Compliance: December

by Tahlia Brody, CHP, VP of Customer Service TLD Systems

in order to be HIPAA Compliant, you must maintain a "Culture of Compliance" at your office. This can include keeping your software up-to-date, regular required training and addressing risks that pose to your office. This month we address dedicating a privacy officer, testing your backups and proper disposal of patient records.
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November Breach Summary

by Michael Brody

All HIPAA breaches are investigated by the US Department of Health and Human Services – Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The OCR maintains a web site that lists breaches under investigation as well as those that have been resolved. Reviewing this site can provide us with insight into what has gone wrong for other medical providers. It can help us to understand the steps we can take to avoid similar breaches in our practices.
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It is 10 PM, Have you tested your backup lately?

by Michael Brody

When you do a back of your data (EHR, Digital Imaging, Billing Program) you hit a button to run your backup and at some point you get a message that your backup is complete. When you have a cloud service, your cloud provider is probably completing your backups.
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How does the government find out about HIPAA violations?

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

One of the more common causes of Government Investigations into possible HIPAA violations are patient complaints.
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Maintain a Culture of Compliance: November

by Tahlia Brody, CHP, VP of Customer Service TLD Systems

in order to be HIPAA Compliant, you must maintain a "Culture of Compliance" at your office. This can include keeping your software up-to-date, regular required training and addressing risks that pose to your office. This month we address HIPAA training, encrypting your drives and Business Associate Agreements
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