HIPAA Compliance

Picture This: Always Use a HIPAA-Compliant Camera for Patient Photos

How compliant are your patient photo practices? If you use photos in patient care and those photos have any identifiable information, using a HIPAA-compliant camera is a must. The camera itself need not be bulky […]

Ben Henson   HIPAA Camera . HIPAA Compliance
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Pagers and Standard Texting Used in Hospitals, Few Have Secure Texting Platform

A survey by the Journal of Hospital Medicine presents this conclusion. Learn more as we break down the data. Communication tools have quickly evolved in the last decade. Things changed forever in June of 2007 […]

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Data Privacy in the Modern World: Everything’s for Sale Unless You’re the Keeper of Your Own Data

Everyone worries about data privacy. And, looking at the state of the industry, they have every reason to be. The truth is big data generates big money. Data privacy at this moment seems to be […]

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Smartphones vs. Pagers: Compare and Discover Why Secure Texting is Best

It might seem like a pointless question – smartphones vs. pagers? Glance down at all the apps and features on your phone. You’ll have 100 reasons why it’s preferable to a little black box that […]

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Is SMS Texting HIPAA Compliant?

Over the last 4 months I have given close to 200 demos of our secure messaging application, qliqConnect, to a variety of organizations, ranging from solo practices to large health systems… and just about everything […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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The HIPAA Audit Program, Part 1

As many CIOs or Compliance Officers can attest, it’s impossible to attend a healthcare privacy or security conference these days without running into Leon Rodriguez. Rodriguez, the Director of OCR/HHS, gives the same presentation at […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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Why Risk HIPAA Violation for Texting, When Compliance is Free?

HIPAA violations, the bane of Healthcare IT specialists around the country, are a large problem for many doctors, nurses, and healthcare administrators. Physicians find it easy to communicate with texting, but the vulnerability of these […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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The HIPAA Audit Program, Part 3

In Part 2 of this three-part series, we took a deep look into the preliminary HIPAA Audit findings and observed the most common infractions identified by OCR. Specifically, security gaps accounted for the majority of […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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Cloud Computing and Conduits

When Congress passed HIPAA back in 1996, the Internet was in its infancy. What we now know today as Google was a mere graduate program research project. “Going online” more often than not required a […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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HIPAA Breach Alert: WellPoint fined $1.7M

In what is believed to be one of the larger HIPAA breach settlements in recent memory, health insurer WellPoint has agreed to settle with HHS for $1.7M stemming from a 2009 and 2010 incident where […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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The HIPAA Audit Program, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we examined the purpose and general background of the HIPAA Audit Program. In this second part of the series, we will take an in-depth look into the HIPAA Audit findings to […]

Krishna Kurapati   HIPAA Compliance
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