Monthly Archives: May 2006

Are Your Medical Records Being Disclosed?

You can think that you and your medical files are safe and that doctors, nurses and hospitals on a whole cannot discuss your medical files with anyone but it actually depends on the state that you live in and how tough their medical privacy laws are. For instance if you have a child that you…

Understand Your Medical Privacy

I just finished reading another great article and this one is for the people who don’t fully understand their medical privacy and especially for those who have no idea what HIPAA is. Read this article which is three pages long and learn what you need to know when it comes to protecting yourself from people…

Using HIPAA Laws to Hide from Authorities

Well I doubt it should be surprising us that anything that can benefit us, can also be used in a different way to benefit criminals. If they look hard enough there is always a crack that they can criminally slip through. Police say it’s frustrating that some criminals are being allowed to use HIPAA laws…

26.5 Million Veterans Have Data Stolen

It is sad that only in the aftermath of something bad happening is when changes are made. Apparently an analyst took home all this info to do some work and the information was stolen. I think that is crazy because in a single moment tens of millions of American’s might be affected. Even worse is…

Getting Started With HIPAA Employment

HIPAA Academy is a great place to start if you are thinking about employment in that field. This website does not only have job listings they also have a learning center as well as online courses that you can take. What I like about this site is that it has so much help in one…

Medical Privacy with Insurance and Physicians

I wrote a post in Medcare forum covering a piece of this, but it came as a shock to me. Did you know that if you go and get STD testing (even simply for standard checkup) at your physician using medical insurance, that the results whether positive or negative will be sent to your medical…

Understand Your Medical Privacy

I just finished reading another great article and this one is for the people who don’t fully understand their medical privacy and especially for those who have no idea what HIPAA is. Read this article which is three pages long and learn what you need to know when it comes to protecting yourself from people…

HIPAA Email Compliance

Once your getting started or have already made your business HIPAA compliant, try not to overlook email. There are a few places online that will help you secure your emails including ones with attachments. Email is a dangerous thing for employers because it’s so easy for all sorts of bugs, viruses and worms to make…

Getting Training For HIPAA

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is a hard thing to learn and unfortunately it seems that many employees are completely unaware of what it is exactly. Some people have even given me a blank stare when I mention the word HIPAA. This brings me to Train4HIPAA. They are simply one of…

HIPAA and EFax

With medical and business privacy it can be hard to do everyday things and try your best to keep those private documents and hard drives safe from prying eyes and/or hackers. Something as simple as faxing can have harsh consequences if not done securely. eFax is one such company that promises you a secure way to…

E-Rules and Small Business

A new rule is being pass mostly for small businesses to help protect private customer information. It is not about someone hacking into the computers and getting the info but for other people in the offices. Before the rule the individual businesses were responsible to make sure that employees who had no business seeing certain…