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Stronger HIPAA enforcement

New Enforcement Expectations for OCR​

Earlier this month, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new plan to strengthen HIPAA enforcement in response to criticism from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OCR will be beefing up their compliance investigations and expanding their audit program in 2016.

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Choosing HIPAA Compliant Software

Choosing HIPAA Compliant Software

There are many options to choose from when picking the perfect software to support your healthcare practice or service. If you’ve performed any of the following Google searches, continue reading to start evaluating software for HIPAA compliance yourself.

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The Specter of HIPAA Enforcement

Who Enforces HIPAA?

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).

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What is the Purpose of HIPAA?

What is the purpose of HIPAA?

HIPAA compliance can be confusing. Is it HIPAA or HIPPA? Do I need to be HIPAA compliant? Who enforces HIPAA? Gazelle Consulting is here to answer your questions and help you to achieve compliance quickly and painlessly!

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Amazon AWS

Is Amazon Web Services HIPAA Compliant?

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.

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