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The First Steps to Becoming HIPAA Compliant

When we schedule an appointment to go over HIPAA compliance with a new client, we are always asked, “Where do I even start?” by the owner or practice manager. Becoming HIPAA compliant is a complex proposition that takes time, knowledge,

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HIPAA Incident Response and Reporting

  Healthcare organizations must take extra special care of protected health information (PHI). And part of the HIPAA security rule is a group of rules regarding how to respond to a security incident and how to go about reporting that

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How to Prepare For HIPAA Breaches

There are many steps you can take to prepare your organization for a HIPAA breach. If you are proactive, you can mitigate the severity of a breach considerably. And if you have the right policies in place, you can save

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HIPAA and Minimum Necessary Disclosures

HIPAA regulations state that when using or disclosing PHI (protected health information) or when requesting PHI from another covered entity (a doctor’s office, dental practice, etc), a covered entity must make reasonable efforts to limit PHI, to the minimum necessary, to

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HIPAA Compliance For Nonprofit Organizations

There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. Of those, the National Center for Charitable Statistics estimates that over 170,000 are in the health related sector. Many of these health services nonprofits are currently unaware that

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OCR Announces Fines for Breaches Affecting Fewer Than 500 Patients

As a HIPAA compliance IT consultant I work with many small dental and medical practices that are affected by HIPAA regulations. For many years, dental practitioners and boutique medical service providers have been able to fly under the radar of

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The Importance of Encryption for HIPAA Compliance

Encryption. . .what does it mean to encrypt something? Why is it important? And why is it particularly important for covered entities and business associates in the health services industry? What can you do to make sure your data is

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HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices and Their Business Associates

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For almost 20 years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) came into existence, the health care industry has had to deal with increasingly complex layers of regulations. Dental practices are acutely affected by HIPAA, namely by the recently added rule that

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IT Related HIPAA Compliance for Dental Practices

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  J.J. Micro LLC IT Consulting provides managed IT services to dental practices in the Greater St. Louis area. Working with dentists over the years has allowed us to become familiar with HIPPA compliance as it pertains to IT infrastructure. Below

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Small Business Tech Changes for 2016

New Years Eve is tonight and J.J. Micro is putting a big focus on four things for 2016: SSD hard drives SaaS (software as a service) Cryptoware/Ransomware protection HIPAA Compliance SSD hard drives have come way down in price over the last

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