Monthly Archives: March 2005

Living with HIPAA: Enforcement of the Privacy Rule Today

This article is a little dated but has some decent info. Robin Johnson discusses enforcement of HIPAA Laws: It has been almost one year since the April 14, 2003 effective date of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. 1 At this time, your organization has likely implemented HIPAA privacy policies and procedures, prepared a standard authorization form,…

The HIPAA Security Rule – Sorry, You’re Not Done Yet

Paul Litwak of the National Council for Community Behaviorl Healthcare says: By now, any sensible person has had enough of HIPAA. 1 Even those who have been helped most by the HIPAA rules — lawyers and consultants — are getting sick of it. But, for better or for worse, it isn’t over yet. There is…

Press Release: ITSPA Advises Small to Medium-Size Businesses to Secure Technology that Will Meet New HIPAA Standards

ITSPA (Information Technology Solution Providers Alliance) cites statistics that “only 30 percent of health plans, or payers, and 18 percent of healthcare providers are currently HIPAA-compliant, and nearly 26 percent of payers and 40 percent of healthcare providers had experienced a security breach in the last six months”. Are you HIPAA-compliant? What are your biggest…

HIPAA creates new job opportunities – Paper Shredding business

More and more people are realizing that there are new business opportunities relating to HIPAA and HIPAA compliance. In Colorado one doctor started a mobile paper shredding company to help service companies that fall under the requirements of HIPAA and FACTA. The Pueblo Chieftain Online – Pueblo, Colorado U.S.A With the passage of HIPAA and…

California Health Insurance Information and News

California Health Insurance Information and News: Sunday, March 13, 2005 Pre-existing Medical Conditions and Health Insurance – what to do? We often get calls from people with pre-existing medical conditions who are concerned that a California health insurance company will decline to offer them insurance. This is a legitimate concern. We estimate that California medical…

2-Factor Authentication good enough for HIPAA?

Nice article by Bruce Schneier, once again confirming that he is an excellent thinker when it comes to network security issues. Thinking about implementing 2-factor authentication as part of your HIPAA-compliance strategy? Don’t rely too much on this technique, since attackers are beginning to actively target valuable information in ways that defeat 2-factor authentication. Two-Factor…

HIPAA Regulations Force Medical Practices to Reconsider Email and Web Communications

HIPAA Regulations Force Medical Practices to Reconsider Email and Web Communications Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) March 5, 2005 — The latest updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) call for health care providers to adopt secure communication practices to protect Patient Identifiable Data. While not specific as to which technologies should be used,…