Healthcare EMR Blog

How To Create a HIPAA Compliant Business Associate Contract

May 28, 2013  |  by robinp  |  Blog, EMRSOAP Services, News

Under the HIPAA Omnibus rule, heath care providers have to be more careful than ever with how they handle protected information. This includes carefully managing any protected information that business associates might handle. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a business associate is: “a person or entity, other than a member …

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How safe is your information? A guide on how to make better passwords and use them securely

May 7, 2013  |  by robinp  |  Blog, EMRSOAP Services, News

Passwords have become the primary mechanism by which many people prove their online identity so as to communicate, bank, shop, and use their electronics. This can be a good thing – easier access to information is usually positive. When it comes to protecting sensitive information however, people need to be increasingly careful with what they …

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HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Audits – What this means for small providers

May 7, 2013  |  by robinp  |  Blog, EMRSOAP Services, News

On April 23, the HCCA 2013 Compliancy Institute released the initial overview of its Audit of HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification compliancy. Since December of 2012, 115 performance audits of health care providers, plans, and clearinghouses have been conducted. While the number of audits is small, the results have major implications for small providers. …

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5 important takeaways from the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report for Healthcare providers

April 23, 2013  |  by benw  |  Blog, EMRSOAP Services, News

1. “A definite relationship exists between industry and attack motive, which is most likely a byproduct of the data targeted.” This is a refrain repeated several times throughout the report.  Given that a significant amount of the attacks are made from malevolent entities that are strictly attempting to steal data for monetary benefit, the data …

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