The HIPAA Compliance Headache

HIPAA Compliance Introduced. “Hip…what?”  That was my reaction when I first encountered HIPAA.  I was working at a dental office while home from college for the summer.  I had worked at that office part time while in high school and was now receiving instruction about the “new way” to do things around the office.  I…

The Bite of HIPAA Compliance

Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law, but only in 2010 did that law take effect. HIPAA just grew some teeth.  Well, actually the teeth started to first show in 2009 when the Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law, but…

The Purpose of HIPAA Compliance Forms

HIPAA Compliance Forms are intended to manage patient information. HIPAA compliance forms are intended to manage the patient information management system and so ensure compliance to HIPAA. The simple way to manage HIPAA is to regard it as a security or patient confidentiality management system and maintain it as such, just like any other management…