HIPAA violations are a daily occurrence, making it crucial to proactively prevent them from happening. Due to the complexity and ever-evolving nature of HIPAA laws, a proactive approach is essential. In the current medical landscape, there is no room for untrained staff or negligent errors, as healthcare providers bear the responsibility of maintaining a strong defense against HIPAA violations.
HIPAA violations occur every day. The best way to avoid HIPAA violations is for them not to occur in the first place. HIPAA laws are complex and they are subject to continuous change. The best defense is a good offense and in today’s medical environment there are no excuses for untrained personnel and careless mistakes.
In summary, PHI and HIPAA regulations are clear in all guidance. There is no grey area when it comes to HIPAA. Making sure your staff is trained (including IT staff) and enforcing strong oversight of your practice’s compliance is critical to ensuring you stay on the right side of the law.
Despite the fact that many people think of fax technology as an outdated mode of communication, — the reality is that fax plays a critically important role in maintaining the privacy of patients
If your organization is a covered entity subject to HIPAA’s Privacy Rule, it’s important that you understand what a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is and why it’s necessary to protect you from liability.