HIPAA

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  • Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    It is imperative that physicians learn how to send text messages to patients and colleagues without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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  • Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    Beginning in January 2020, data breaches must be reported to affected individuals no later than 60 days from the discovery date.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Case Closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

    Case Closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

    This presentation is a case study based on alleged violations of HIPAA privacy rules.

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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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  • 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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  • Why the Facebook scandal should have you analyzing your third-party vendors

    Why the Facebook scandal should have you analyzing your third-party vendors

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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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  • The Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things

    Connected devices generate and store data for their various functions, posing serious security and privacy concerns.

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  • TMLT Offers New Risk Assessment Options

    TMLT now offers the following options for fee-for-service risk assessments: HIPAA Solution, HIPAA Mock Audit, and Comprehensive Risk Assessment.

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  • Reporter 2017 General Surgery

    Reporter 2017 General Surgery

    Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis

    On October 27, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued guidance on how HIPAA allows information sharing to respond to the opioid crisis.

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  • Cyber Security: Back to Basics

    Basic cyber security tips and responsibilities.

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