HIPAA Certified: What Does it Mean?

HIPAA Certified Does Not Mean You Are Compliant. Being HIPAA certified means that you have successfully undergone a course designed to train and teach you the information you need to enable your business or organization to become HIPAA compliant. It does not mean that you are compliant, but that you have been taught the terms…

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HIPAA Compliant — Are You?

The Importance of Compliance to HIPAA Well, are you HIPAA compliant? If not you might have some problems shortly because you should have been compliant by now with a comprehensive HIPAA policy written up and all the procedures and processes in place that are needed to comply.  You should have regular review meetings set up…

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HIPAA Compliance Requirements

HIPAA Compliance Requirements To be HIPAA compliant essentially means that an entity or office is cooperating with and following the laws set forth by Congress in all three waves of HIPAA legislation. The government has mandated that all “covered entities” must meet HIPAA Compliance specifications. These so-called “covered entities” include practitioners and their offices, health…

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HITECH ACT Summary: Definition and Meaningful Use

HITECH Act Summary Definition The HITECH Act came into being because of the increasing use of technology. The acronym stands for Health Information Technology for Economics and Clinical Health Act – a perfect example where the name of the legislation was obviously devised after the acronym! Notwithstanding that, it is a powerful piece of legislation…

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