HIPAA Compliant Website
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HIPAA-Compliant Website

Data breaches may be inevitable for healthcare organizations. But implementing HIPAA safeguards can go a long way toward helping you protect confidential patient information. But what’s that got to with your website? A lot. Especially if you host or plan on hosting a website that stores or transmits protected health information. Your website isn’t just…

HIPAA Release Form: All You Need to Know
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HIPAA Release Form: All You Need to Know

According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA-compliant covered entities and their business associates can release and utilize protected health information (PHI) for purposes of treatment, payment, or healthcare operations without an individual’s consent. However, in all situations, when such private information has to be revealed, it should be in accordance with the HIPAA minimum necessary…

HIPAA compliance software
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Best HIPAA Compliance Software in 2024

The healthcare industry has consistently been the top recipient of data breaches for the last 12 years. This fuels the necessity to implement stringent laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Entities that handle sensitive patient data can enforce the requirements of this law using a HIPAA compliance software.  In this…

HIPAA Certification Cost
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HIPAA Certification Cost [Updated 2024 + Free Checklist]

The most common HIPAA budgeting mistakes include underestimating the costs of certification, overlooking the need and costs of ongoing compliance and not updating budgets regularly. This in turn poses a challenge for founders to balance HIPAA certification costs with other business priorities. From preliminary prep work to audit expenses and post-audit maintenance, the costs can…

HIPAA compliant data centers
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How to Assess HIPAA Compliant Data Centers

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the technology-adoption pace of the medical sector. While the healthcare industry shifting to online processing models, HIPAA regulators didn’t impose any fines for non-compliance in 2019, allowing the telehealth sector to grow swiftly and offer online healthcare services. With things returning to normal, HIPAA is back on its mission to ensure…

HIPAA Authorization
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What is a HIPAA Authorization and How Does it Work?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that mandates the development of international guidelines to safeguard sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s knowledge or agreement.  What is HIPAA authorization? A HIPAA authorization is permission from a person that allows a covered entity or business…

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