More Steps to HIPAA Omnibus Compliance

With the government promising vigorous auditing to ensure compliance with new revisions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), physician practices and medical clinics are reviewing their information security policies and procedures to ensure that they meet the new requirements. As we noted in our previous post, at the annual Medical Group Management […]

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12 Steps to HIPAA Omnibus Compliance

At last week’s annual conference of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in San Diego, strategies for achieving and maintaining compliance with the Omnibus Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) were a hot topic. With implementation of new federal privacy and security requirements on September 23, HIPAA compliance issues dominated many discussions. […]

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Don’t Risk HIPAA’s Wrath with Your Medical Answering Service

Do you consider your medical answering service a business associate?  The Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) does, which is why answering services (along with billing services, vendors of medical records and even physicians’ attorneys) are classified as business associates as of the January 2013 HIPAA omnibus rule, which has been described by Director […]

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Our New Secure Message App Is 100% HIPAA Compliant

Bringing your physician practice, hospital department or medical office into compliance with HIPAA’s new regulations just got a whole lot easier. MedConnectUSA now offers HIPAA Hitech Secure Messaging that is 100% compliant with HIPAA regulations. Our new secure messaging app is formulated to run on smart phones that use iPhone, android or Blackberry software. Designed to […]

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Katrina Offers Poignant Lessons for Medical Professionals Coping with Natural Disasters

The launch in flood-ravaged Colorado of what emergency responders are calling the biggest mass evacuation since hurricane Katrina is a reminder of just how massive and devastating the forces of nature can be. Whole towns and regions of Colorado have been suddenly and unexpectedly isolated from the rest of the world. Given the number of […]

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