Monthly Archives: October 2004

HIPAA Jobs – Job listings for HIPAA Administrators, Chief Privacy Officers, and other HIPAA-related positions

HIPAAClicks.com just added a new HIPAA jobs section. Check it out! HIPAA Jobs – Job listings for HIPAA Administrators, Chief Privacy Officers, and other HIPAA-related positions HIPAA Jobs Find a HIPAA-related job such as HIPAA Administrator, HIPAA Database Engineer, HIPAA Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer and more.

HIPAA Law Handcuffs Hospitals and Police

Police and Law Enforcement officials are often burdened, some say unnecessarily so, with medical privacy restrictions and obligations. In many instances, these officials must act fast or risk losing suspects, data, or other valuable information. It appears this happened over the weekend when “Binghamton General Hospital staff members released a man Endicott police intended to…

QuickCompliance Launches the ‘HIPAA Security Roundtable,’ a New Series of Online Seminars Aimed at Addressing HIPAA Security Compliance

QuickCompliance Launches the ‘HIPAA Security Roundtable,’ a New Series of Online Seminars Aimed at Addressing HIPAA Security Compliance QuickCompliance Launches the ‘HIPAA Security Roundtable,’ a New Series of Online Seminars Aimed at Addressing HIPAA Security Compliance Noted industry expert, John Parmigiani, to focus on topics of most interest to healthcare organizations preparing for the April,…

Computer data on home care breached

Another potentially massive security breach. Geez. We’ll have to keep an eye on this one and see how HIPAA comes into play if they get to a prosecution for this. sacbee.com — Medical — Computer data on home care breached About 1.4 million computer files containing personal data on disabled and elderly people who receive…

British Medical Journal Interviews National Health Information Technology Coordinator David Brailer, MD, PhD

BMJ (British Medical Journal) interviews David Brailer, the National Health Information Technology Coordinator for the United States and he touches on HIPAA regulations being sufficient protection for patient privacy when email is getting used more and more. Interview with National Health Information Technology Coordinator David Brailer, MD, PhD — Harding 329 (7471): E328 — BMJ…

CIO Asia – Issue – The Six Secrets of Highly Secure Organisations

How many of these “Secrets” does your organization practice? CIO Asia – Issue – The Six Secrets of Highly Secure Organisations WHAT WE THINK It’s good to be confident. It’s better to have good reason to be confident. Here are six secrets that we believe will help you work your way into the Best Practices…

PRESS RELEASE: $99 HIPAA Compliance Automated Software Product Introduced by 3DGrid

Looks like there is a free trial download for this product. Might be worth checking out if you’re a small operation in need of a low-cost solution. We haven’t tried this or evaluated it, so this is just a heads-up — another company advertising solutions for HIPAA compliance, this time with potentially a pretty reasonable…

Is Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 HIPAA Compliant?

Someone at Microsoft got a phone call about whether or not Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 is HIPAA compliant because it has two network cards. So today I get asked if there is anything in HIPAA…. So I’m on the phone today and get asked if there is anything in HIPAA that says that ISA…

SC Magazine – Biometrics get the thumbs up

The need to properly secure protected patient data means that we’ll be seeing a lot more about bioinformatics as we move forward. SC Magazine The appeal of biometrics is growing, as more and more organizations are noting the many benefits it offers. Illena Armstrong explains why trends are now changing Cost-savings, convenience and security benefits,…

CMS NAMED TO ENFORCE HIPAA TRANSACTION AND CODE SET STANDARDS

This is from way back in 2002, but the CMS hasn’t put out a whole lot more on the topic of HIPAA enforcement since then. We’ll keep you posted on any other HIPAA enforcement news. 2002.10.15: CMS NAMED TO ENFORCE HIPAA TRANSACTION AND CODE SET STANDARDS News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2002 Contact:…

Medical records go online

More and more, companies are developing HIPAA compliant software that allow doctors and patients to access their medical records while still protecting privacy. Medical records go online InteGreat has developed five modules so far. Doctors can process prescriptions electronically, track orders and document their encounters with patients. Building its Web-based products from scratch and building…

The HIPAA Critic’s Oaths

Blogger takes to task some of the regulatory oddities and annoyances that have been created by HIPAA: The golden rule of medical insurance claims: First, do no thing. Insurance companies claim to dislike HIPAA (Health Insurance Payment Anti-Acceleration) because of all the bureaucratical red taping it demands, but we know better. A case in point:…

EnCase keep tabs on compliance complexity

Guidance Software describes EnCase as a “network-enabled forensics, incident response, and security analysis tool.” Not only capable of ensuring your systems are properly patched, EnCase is fed by your intrusion detection system to closely track attacks and record them with snapshots for later review. Further, EnCase is an excellent tool for automating compliance testing for…

JS Online: New law limits details on injured troops

This article points out another consequence of HIPAA – reporting battlefield casualites and injuries about specific soldiers is covered under HIPAA. JS Online: New law limits details on injured troops Implemented about a year ago, HIPAA prohibits hospitals and other health care providers from releasing information about a patient without consent from the patient or…