What is HIPAA?
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was passed by Congress in 1996 with the intent to help curb healthcare fraud and abuse. While HIPAA provides many benefits to Americans, one of the primary purposes is to provide protection and confidential handling of protected health information through compliance mandates for both healthcare providers and business associates that interface with ePHI (electronic patient health information).
HIPAA Resources & Tips
A federal upgrade is underway for HIPAA Regulations. Healthcare organizations need to put in place an effective index of compliance standards for personnel to adhere to. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, provides privacy standards that protect medical records and PHI (protected health information). Handling protected health information requires compliance. Organizations must familiarize their staff members with the +
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Latest HIPAA News
- Proposed Bill Closes Privacy Gaps Posed by Third-Party Health Apps
- Senator Urges HHS to Add API Privacy Standards to Data Sharing Rules
- House E&C Asks Google, Ascension to Detail Data Sharing Arrangement
- Number of Exposed PACS Medical Images Increasing, US Biggest Culprit
- Careless Users Pose Risk to Healthcare Endpoints, Data, Access
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