HIPAA Privacy vs. HIPAA Safety

HIPAA Privacy Rule vs HIPAA Safety Concerns There are stories left and right of inadvertent leaks of medical information.  Sometimes there is a computer glitch allowing unauthorized people to access information.  Sometimes I file is left out and picked up by a curious passerby.  Sometimes one simple error can lead to a violation of the…

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…