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                          The latest blog posts from the experts at Planet HIPAA will help you stay up-to-date with all things related to healthcare privacy and security.

The Complete Guide To Reporting A Healthcare Data Breach The Right Way

Reporting a Data Breach to HHS – Collect All the Information the First time As of today, there have been 1694 data breaches reported to The Department of Health and Human Services, which...
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Could Your Organization’s Website Reveal Your HIPAA Non-compliance?

Did you know that your organization’s website can reveal to the world that you are out of compliance with HIPAA? A quick look at your organization’s website could reveal to a HIPAA...
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No HIPAA Audit Request Letter Last Week? Does That Mean I’m Safe?

On Monday, July 11, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) sent out 167 e-mails for the first round selection of the HIPAA Desk Audits....
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How To Prevent A Natural Disaster From Becoming A HIPAA Disaster

Over the past few years, many natural disasters have hit the United States that have had direct impacts on healthcare organizations such as the direct hit on the hospital by a tornado in Joplin,...
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What To Expect When You Are Expecting… A HIPAA Audit

Searching through your email at the start of the workday, and there it is, staring straight at you – an e-mail from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights...
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Could Your Business Associates Cost You Millions?

In the past couple of weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has shined a spotlight on the importance of relationships and written agreements...
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HIPAA Audits Grow Teeth: Why Dental Organizations Can No Longer Ignore Them

2016 is going to be a monumental year for HIPAA compliance. The Phase 2 HIPAA audits will be starting, and increased HIPAA enforcement is a guarantee. So far in 2016, we have seen multiple fines...
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Patient Testimonials: Are They Putting Your HIPAA Compliance At Risk?

A good client or patient experience can help boost your healthcare organization’s reputation and encourage others to seek your services. In the world of online advertising, posting the...
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If You Don’t Update Your HIPAA Policies And Procedures Today, You’ll Hate Yourself Later.

When you think of HIPAA practices in your organization, the following statements may cross your mind: "We have a process for that, it is just not documented” “We are good at protecting...
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6 Simple Steps To Avoid The HIPAA Wall Of Shame In 2016

Phase 2 HIPAA Audits: Coming In 2016 – Are You Prepared? We’ve seen the headlines across the healthcare industry over the past several months, the Department of Health and Human...
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