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HIPAA Breach News: Black River Medical Center

Breach Details Black River Medical Center reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights recently of a data breach, which is a violation of HIPAA. The company fell victim to a hacking incident involving a company Email. This has...

HIPAA Breach News: Dean Health Plan

The latest HIPAA breach involves Dean Health Plan, an insurance company based out of Madison, Wisconsin, and affected over 1,300 patients. The breach was reported by Dean Health Plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights on June...

What’s in a Name?

The name Discovering HIPAA reveals something unique about our HIPAA training.   It is based on the Discovery Learning Theory.  Discovery Learning is a theory of education that requires the student to participate in the learning.  The Discovery Learning method...

Common Misconceptions about HIPAA Compliance

Common Misconceptions about HIPAA Here are some common myths about HIPAA compliance that we’ve heard from small to mid-size covered entities and business associates across the country: HIPAA only regulates electronically transmitted data. HIPAA applies to all forms of...

What is HIPAA?

What is HIPAA? HIPPA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996) This is a Federal Statute to improve national standards for electronic health care transactions, unique health identifiers, and security. Congress recognized that advances...

Be Careful-HIPAA Has Teeth

Last week we reviewed all the civil and criminal penalties associated with HIPAA violations/breaches.  We promised to tell you, this week, about the few cases that involved jail time. These violations were from people who weren't careful. Violations of HIPAA that are...

Informative Guidelines to Follow

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for enforcement of the HIPAA law. These enforcements aren't all just "guidelines" however. OCR began enforcement efforts in earnest in 2011. Since then, the amount of...

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