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Posts Tagged ‘HIPAA’

Four Simple Reasons to Shred and Purge Old Files

It seems every year we promise ourselves we’re going to go through all those old files and shred want we don’t need. Ah yes, the end-of-year shred purge is upon us. The problem is, in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and businesses scurrying to wrap up year-end business, the purge probably won’t happen.…

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Media Destruction is an Often Forgotten Security Measure

A recent article reports that a managed healthcare plan provider got slapped with a civil rights violation that ultimately cost it $1.2 million in fines to the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. It’s a situation in which a simple media destruction plan would have made all the difference. Law.com reports…

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HIPAA Enforcement Begins; Are You Ready?

It was March when the new HIPAA patient privacy rules changes went into effect, but the government was kind enough to give medical practices six months’ head start before it started enforcing those changes. The time is now. Is your medical practice ready? According to this article by Newsworks.org, many practices are not. For doctors…

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