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NueMD’s 2016 Survey Shows HIPAA Awareness is Increasing

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NueMD is a cloud-based medical billing service that administered a HIPAA compliance survey in 2014. The survey intended to gauge knowledge of regulations and compliance measures. In 2016, they issued a follow-up survey to evaluate the change in HIPAA compliance and awareness over time. The 2016 NueMD survey received 927 total responses, 86% from medical practices and 6% from billing …

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How to Audit Your Business Associates

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You as a covered entity (CE) must have realized by now that your business associates’ (BAs’) activities can jeopardize your organization, especially if you need to share PHI with them — in most instances you will need to do so. The extent to which it is shared as well as the limitations you put on their right to disclosure are …

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HIPAA Compliant Cloud Hosting: Baseline and Best Practices

Choosing a datacenter designed specifically for HIPAA compliant hosting is the quick path to compliance for your IT system. There are plenty of cloud providers out there that claim HIPAA compliance, but what they’re actually selling is business as usual IT with some HIPAA keywords in their marketing materials. This is a guest post written by Rebecca Santorios, VP of …

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Warning: HIPAA Audits Set to Increase in 2017

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We all have compounding daily, weekly and monthly tasks that get pushed back due to the fires you have to put out right now. But, eventually those seemingly insignificant tasks have to be addressed. This is a guest post written by Chad Kissinger, Founder of OnRamp. For many in healthcare and healthcare technology, preparing for phase II of the HIPAA Audit …

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On Amazon AWS HIPAA Compliance (and How to Get There)

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Amazon AWS HIPAA Compliance: How to Get There We field a ton of questions on Amazon AWS HIPAA compliance: is Amazon AWS HIPAA compliant? Can it be? No worries. We’ve got the answers here. Are you thinking about using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build applications that are compliant with the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? If …

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