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HIPAA Security Officer Guide

A HIPAA security officer has a critical role in maintaining HIPAA compliance for your company. But what exactly are they responsible for?

What is a HIPAA Security Officer?

The need for a HIPAA Security Officer resulted from the demands of the HIPAA Security rule and the greater need for information security in modern health care practices..… Read More

HIPAA Privacy Officer Guide

A HIPAA privacy officer, sometimes known as a Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), has a critical role in maintaining HIPAA compliance for your company.

What is a HIPAA Privacy Officer?

A HIPAA privacy officer is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining privacy policies and procedures regarding the management of protected health information (PHI) in your company.… Read More

What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

HIPAA compliance can be confusing and daunting. Is it HIPAA or HIPPA? Do I need to be HIPAA compliant? Who enforces HIPAA? 

If you’ve been asking “what is the purpose of HIPAA?”, then you’ve come to the right place.

HIPAA was created to regulate patients’ rights to privacy

Prior to its establishment in 1996, patients’ protected health information (PHI) could be used for abuse and discrimination.… Read More