The Portland Perspective HIPAA Blog
HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
If you provide software services for healthcare providers or are a healthcare provider that manages an internal software system to store and transmit PHI, you might be wondering whether Amazon AWS is a HIPAA compliant solution.
Ever since its advent, critics of the HIPAA regulations have been crying about the unnecessary regulatory burden to anyone who will listen.
As the healthcare industry in the United States keeps pace with our unfolding technological future, many forward-thinking organizations are embarking down the path of building web based products for healthcare providers.
Private right of action: four little words that have the capacity to rock the world of health information privacy and by extension the entire field of healthcare.
We often associate data breaches with nefarious hackers and shady dealings. But, according to redpixie.com, about 20% of all data leaks are due to human error from employees within the organization.
In a relatively subdued statement, Microsoft announced the final step in the lifecycle of their oldest supported Windows Operating System (OS).
It’s a new year and a new administration. The transition is over and Roger Severino has been appointed as the new director of the OCR.
Just over 20 years ago, Bill Clinton signed HIPAA into law. Over that period, the act has been honed through a combination of legislation…
Most HIPAA compliant businesses understand that they must notify HHS of any breach that affects more than 500 patients to the HHS no later than 60 days after the breach occurs…
Many covered entities work with vendors, consultants, lawyers, data managers and more for subcontracted services that require the use of PHI.
Last month, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new plan to strengthen HIPAA enforcement in response to criticism…