The HIPAA Security Rule addresses administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for electronic protected health information (e-PHI). This governs e-PHI in all forms of electronic media, including computer hard drives and servers, CDs, DVDs, SD cards, external hard discs, smartphones, and tablets. Failure to secure these electronic versions of patient information can be costly.
In May, two New York-based health care organizations reached the largest HIPAA breach settlement in history — a combined $4.8 million — with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Federal agencies are taking HIPAA breaches seriously, and physicians should proactively implement and regularly review their compliance measures.
HIPAA Security: The Keys to Compliance, a new TMA seminar, will give you an overview of the HIPAA Security Rule and provide techniques you can use to identify and address any HIPAA deficiencies in your practice. This is a perfect opportunity for you and your staff to jump ahead of the curve on HIPAA security readiness.
Live seminars begin in Houston on Sept. 9, and continue throughout the month in cities across the state. If you can't attend in person, register for the live webcast, and participate via the Internet on Sept. 25 from your home or office.
Action, Aug. 15, 2014