HIPAA Compliance

What Are The HIPAA Regulations That Apply To Medical Transcription?

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It was created in 1996 to ensure the protection, confidentiality and portability of patient health information. Healthcare organizations that fail to comply with HIPAA standards may ruin their reputation, be … Continue reading

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Tips For Avoiding HIPAA Violations In A Medical Practice

Healthcare providers have an ethical and legal obligation to safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of patient information. Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, personal health information (PHI) is defined as medical information that is “individually identifiable” as pertaining to a specific … Continue reading

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Best 10 HIPAA-Compliant Telemedicine Platforms

With the increased need for remote healthcare and digitized patient communication, the demand for telemedicine solutions has risen mainly during the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more hospitals are now providing telemedicine/telehealth solutions to digitize patient experience. Telemedicine platforms are used … Continue reading

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What Are The Requirements For Storing Physical HIPAA Documents?

While most healthcare organizations have transitioned to electronic medical records (EMRs), there is still a significant amount patient records stored in paper format. Medical transcription companies turn audio records of physician dictation into text documents needed for patients’ medical charts, … Continue reading

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HIPAA Confidentiality Regulations That Apply To Medical Transcription

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data or the confidential use of protected health information (PHI). “Covered entities” or “business associates” that handle PHI are required to be HIPAA-compliant. Covered entities … Continue reading

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What Are The 5 Key Rules Of HIPAA?

HIPAA, or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, was introduced to protect the privacy of patients’ medical records while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care. This privacy rule is … Continue reading

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HIPAA Privacy Rule – Proposed Changes and Updates in 2021

Digitalization of healthcare has improved the efficiency of healthcare delivery, benefiting patients and physicians. Electronic health records (EHRs) supported by medical transcription services provide accurate, up to date and complete information about patients at the point of care, improving quality … Continue reading

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How to Stay HIPAA Compliant when Using Telemedicine

Telehealth got a major boost when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expanded the number and types of interventions that can be provided remotely during the COVID-19 public health emergency. According to a HIT consultant report, many … Continue reading

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Ensuring HIPAA Compliance with Widespread Remote Work Adoption

In recent days, many organizations have switched to remote work due to the pandemic. In healthcare, too, many providers are working from home and also relying on telehealth to monitor patients from a distance. However, working remotely has brought on … Continue reading

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Importance of a Comprehensive HIPAA Risk Analysis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced new enforcement actions and settlements for violations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules. These actions provide several key takeaways for healthcare providers, … Continue reading

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