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  • HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and public health emergencies: updates from the OCR

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  • Practice fined for response to social media review

    Practice fined for response to social media review

    Dallas dental practice fined $10,000 after publishing PHI in response to a patient review on Yelp

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  • Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    How to text patients and colleagues without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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  • OCR warns of fraudulent postcard disguised as official OCR communication

    The OCR has issued a warning about a false postcard notifying recipients of a mandatory HIPAA risk assessment.

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  • Release of medical records webinar — key takeaways and resources

    A summary of information presented during the webinar “Release of medical records: Review of hot topics” presented on May 26, 2020.

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  • OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    HHS OCR announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties against health care providers using telehealth services to care for patients during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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  • Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    On-demand webinar discussing: HIPAA and patient privacy; sharing PHI with public health authorities; and preparing for coronavirus in your practice.

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  • It’s time for your annual HIPAA checkup38:00

    It’s time for your annual HIPAA checkup

    This webinar recording is for all physicians and managers of medical practices who struggle with HIPAA compliance. We discuss the importance of an annual HIPAA compliance checkup, and cover all thre

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  • Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

    Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

    If you suspect one of your patients may harm himself or others, can you report your suspicions to the police without violating patient privacy?

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  • Budgeting for HIPAA and cyber security33:17

    Budgeting for HIPAA and cyber security

    HIPAA compliance is a journey, not a destination — and that journey needs to be funded. Unfortunately, HIPAA and cyber security budgets are often seriously underfunded by health care organizations – o

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  • Auditing information systems activity36:06

    Auditing information systems activity

    In this webinar recording, we discuss the HIPAA Security Rule requirement to regularly review records of information system activity. During this interactive, fast-paced session, our experts: - explo

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  • Surviving an OCR investigation22:41

    Surviving an OCR investigation

    Learn what could happen if the OCR investigates your practice, for either a breach or a complaint. TMLT hosts Kassie Toerner and Cathy Bryant are joined by a Texas physician who survived an OCR invest

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  • Guidelines for the release of medical records

    Guidelines for the release of medical records

    It is imperative to have a system in place that allows the release of complete, legible, and organized records from your medical office.

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  • How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on those devices at risk for a breach. And when devices contain protected health information (PHI), it puts your patient’s

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  • Reporter 2017 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2017 Pediatrics

    Failure to obtain parental consent for circumcision; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Reporter 2016 Radiology

    Reporter 2016 Radiology

    Failure to communicate emergent findings; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2017 Pain Management

    Reporter 2017 Pain Management

    Failure to properly monitor patient's medication and supervise physician assistant; Case closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Reporter 2016 Pediatrics

    Reporter 2016 Pediatrics

    Failure to diagnose appendicitis; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2017 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2017 Orthopedics

    Alleged wrong-site surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Reporter 2016 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2016 Orthopedics

    Failure to follow up with STAT lab order; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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