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Importance of HIPAA Training

The Importance of HIPAA Training

by Jodie Cannon, BS, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that over half of data breaches are caused by internal issues – many of which are directly related to a lack of effective employee training. You can read more about the recent study at https://www.hcinnovationgroup.com/cybersecurity/news/13030905/study-internal-negligence-not-hackers-responsible-for-half-of-data-breaches. Clearly employee…
10 Common Questions about HIPAA, Answered

10 Most Common Questions about HIPAA

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by Jodie Cannon, BS, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant We get a lot of questions from our clients and thought we would share some of the most frequent with you: Q. When can we say we are HIPAA compliant? A. We get this question a lot. There is no definitive answer on this. However, based on what we…

CE Requirements for Tennessee Dental Offices

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by Olivia Wann, JD As we approach the end of the year, please be sure your entire team has satisfied continuing education (CE) requirements. The Board of Dentistry requires strict compliance. Additionally, verify that the dental licenses are current. Failure to maintain a current license is a costly mistake that has a negative impact on…

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

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by Jodie Cannon, BS, HIPAA Consultant Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) are a very important requirement of HIPAA compliance and should not be overlooked.  Organizations have gotten into trouble because of lack of a BAA and Business Associates (BAs) are quite often the source of breaches.  This tip is written from the point of view of…

HIPAA Security Incidents and Breaches

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by Jodie Cannon, BS Many people believe that a HIPAA breach automatically leads to investigations and fines.  This is not necessarily the case. The purpose of the HIPAA Security Rule and the goal of HIPAA compliance is to position your organization to minimize the chance of a breach and to properly deal with a breach…
HIPAA Compliance and Vulnerability Scans

HIPAA Compliance and Vulnerability Scans

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By Jodie Cannon, BS This article provides useful tips for HIPAA security officers. As a HIPAA security officer, you can divide your list of tasks into two categories: “ad-hoc” tasks and maintenance tasks. Examples of dealing with “ad-hoc” tasks include remediating gaps identified on a Risk Assessment and dealing with a security incident. There are…

HELP!!!!!! OSHA is Here!! What do I do now?

Calm down. Breathe. The key to having confidence in your compliance program is preparation. This article is designed to help you prepare for an OSHA visit. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. Tennessee OSHA is an agency of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce…
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