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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    New law defines a deadline by which Texas businesses must report data breaches.

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  • Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Corrective actions taken to enhance privacy and security may introduce usability issues.

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  • 48 hours after a HIPAA breach40:43

    48 hours after a HIPAA breach

    The actions taken in the hours and days after a cyber breach are critical, especially in protecting evidence. In this webinar, attorney Adrian Senyszyn, discusses the most important steps that covered

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  • Is HIPAA relevant in 2019?31:38

    Is HIPAA relevant in 2019?

    TMLT risk management experts Cathy Bryant and Kassie Toerner discuss the role HIPAA rules and regulations play for medical practices when dealing with online threats, risks, and vulnerabilities.

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  • Podcast: Tips, trends, and understanding your cyber insurance

    Learn about the current cyber security landscape, what your cyber insurance policy should cover, and more.

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  • HHS releases voluntary cyber security practices

    HHS released voluntary cyber security practices to the health care industry with the aim of providing practice guidelines to reduce cyber security risks.

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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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  • Anthem pays $16 million HIPAA penalty

    Anthem pays $16 million HIPAA penalty

    Anthem will pay $16 million after cyber attacks exposed the ePHI of 79 million people

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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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  • What we can learn from MD Anderson's $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    What we can learn from MD Anderson's $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    MD Anderson Cancer Center was recently fined for HIPAA violations. Let's go behind the headlines and take a look at the case.

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  • How to encrypt your Smartphone

    Your mobile phone comes equipped with tools for encryption that take a few minutes to an hour to initiate and add an important layer of security to your device.

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