Paul R. Hales received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School and is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an expert on HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach notification and Enforcement Rules with a national HIPAA consulting practice based in St. Louis. Paul is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool, an Internet-based, Software as a Service product for health care providers and business associates.
OCR, the office that enforces HIPAA, fired important enforcement shots across the bow of two specific covered entities for failing to comply with the right of individuals to have access to their own protected health information (PHI).
Health Plans are forms of insurance to cover costs of Medical Care. The HIPAA Rules define "Health Plan" broadly because the United States has many different types of health insurance.
The Internet is jam-packed with dangerous, highly visible HIPAA violations by Covered Entities on websites, social media pages and patient review sites.
Regular (unencrypted) Email and Text Messaging are effective engagement and communication tools that patients like and have the right to use.
HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules mandate compliance by Health Care Providers of all sizes - from one physician, dentist, optometrist, or licensed clinical social worker to the largest medical center.
This lesson is designed to enable your Organization to perform a complete Risk Analysis of all PHI it creates, receives, maintains or transmits in any format. You will understand and identify threats, vulnerabilities and risks to your organization's PHI wherever it is located.
This webinar focuses on HIPAA Rules for transmitting informational email and text messages to patients over an electronic communications network.
The webinar will concentrate on topics that HHS has announced will be the focus of the first round of "desk audits". They reflect significant areas of non-compliance revealed in the 2012 pilot audits and HHS HIPAA violation investigations concluded by Resolution Agreements and Corrective Action Plans.