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 A. HIPAA NEWS AND UPDATES

2017 Topics

  1. Storing PHI? - 01.05.17
  2. Lost Paper Records - 01.10.17
  3. New OCR Guidance on Sharing PHI - 01.11.17
  4. OCR Alert on HIPAA Audit Controls - 01.17.17
  5. OCR Settlement (Corrective Actions - 01.25.17
  6. Six Lessons to Learn From - 02.01.17
  7. 3.2 Million Reasons to Encrypt - 02.02.17
  8. Documented Downtime Procedure/Plan for Systems that Process or Store ePHI - 02.07.17
  9. New $5.5M Settlement for HIPAA Violations (employee’s separation/termination) - 02.17.17
  10. Good Reminder (encryption) - 03.15.17
  11. Use a Pcard? Please Consider This - 04.24.17
  12. Storing PHI on Flash Drives? - 05.02.17
  13. Do You Have a Contingency Plan - 05.12.17
  14. Check and Double Check - Sending PHI - 05.26.17
  15. HIPAA Help for Handling Property You No Longer Need - 06.13.17
  16. Don't Lose Your Shred - 06.19.17

2016 Topics

  1. Access to PHI - 01.08.2016
  2. Importance of Using Employee Termination Checklists - 01.21.2016
  3. You Never Know Who is Going to Report a HIPAA Violation or Why - 02.09.2016
  4. Charges for Copies of Medical Records - 3.3.2016
  5. Million Dollar Reminder - 3.17.2016
  6. Egregious Breach Results in Hefty Settlement - 3.17.16
  7. Another Large HIPAA Penalty Awarded - 3.18.2016
  8. A Reminder of the Importance of BAAs - 3.30.2016
  9. A Good Reminder- Sign THEN share! - 4.21.16
  10. A good Reminder - BAAs for ALL Service Providers - 5.12.16
  11. Location, Location, Location - 5.16.16
  12. Updates, Revisions, New Policy and Forms - Please Read - 6.1.16
  13. Learning from Other's Mistakes (Encryption & Storing PHI) - 6.7.16
  14. Third Party Application Software - 6.8.16
  15. Updated BAAs - 6.9.16
  16. HIPAA in Emergencies - 6.15.16
  17. Failure to Encrypt iPhone leads to $650K Settlement - 7.1.16
  18. Pokémon Go is a No-Go in Patient Care Areas - 7.15.16
  19. Oregon Health & Science University Agrees to Pay $2.7M to Settle 2013 Data Breaches - 7.18.16
  20. Academic medical centers pay $5M+ for HIPAA Violations - 7.25.16
  21. Cloud Service Providers - 7.26.16
  22. OCR Guidance on FDA Device Identifiers - 7.28.16
  23. HIPAA Penalty Update - 7.28.16
  24. OCR Guidance Related to IT Security and HIPAA Security - 8.2.16
  25. 5.5 Million Reasons to Encrypt - 8.4.16
  26. A Reminder to Think Before You Tweet - 8.8.16
  27. A Good Reminder - Secure Documents Containing PHI - 9.2.16
  28. Interesting HIPAA Security statistics - 9.6.16
  29. Please Take Two Steps Today (Encryption and BAAs) - 9.26.16
  30. Check Your Checklists - 10.11.16
  31. Malware and NAS - 10.13.16
  32. Two Important Announcements (New HIPAA Security Officer & Updated Security Policies) - 11.4.16
  33. HIPAA Reminder for Researchers - 11.4.16
  34. HIPAA & Cloud Storage - 11.8.16
  35. HIPAA Phishing Email Alert - 12.1.16

 

 

 B. HIPAA HOT SPOTS FROM OUP FOCUS

2017 Topics

  1. HIPAA Resolutions - January HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 8
  2. Obtaining Medical Records for Yourself or Family Members - February HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 16-17
  3. Release to Law Enforcement - March  'HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 17-18
  4. Emailing and Forwarding PHI - April HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 13-14
  5. HIPAA Security Preparedness Part 1 - May HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 14
  6. HIPAA Security Preparedness Part 2 - June HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 11

2016 Topics

  1. Lost Devices - January HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 14
  2. Destroying PHI - February HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 15
  3. Minimum Necessary - March  'HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 22
  4. Releasing PHI to Non-Patients - April HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 20
  5. Patient Images - May HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 14 - 15
  6. Faxing PHI - June HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 23
  7. Requests For Medical Records - July HIPAA Hot Spot - Pages 16-17
  8. Buisness Associate Agreements - August HIPAA Hot Spot - Pages 23-24
  9. PHI on Desktops - September HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 17
  10. PHI Discussions - October HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 15
  11. Thankful for HIPAA - November HIPAA Hot Spot -      Page 21
  12. HIPAA Holidays - December HIPAA Hot Spot - Page 15

 C. REDLINE POLICY CHANGES

  1. Redline Comparisons for 2018 Policy Updates - 03.15.2018
  2. Redline for Privacy-18, Safeguards - Updated on 02.27.2017
  3. Redline for Privacy-18, Safeguards - Updated on 06.15.2016
  4. Redline for Privacy-18, Safeguards - Updated on 05.31.2016
  5. Redline for Notice of Privacy Practices - Updated on 5.31.2016
  6. Redline for Privacy-17, Training - Updated on 05.05.2016
  7. Redline for Privacy-18, Safeguards - Updated on 05.19.2017
  8. Redline for Privacy-12, Documentation - Updated on 05.05.2016
  9. Redline for Privacy-01, Definitions - Updated on 05.05.2016
  10. Redline for Privacy-00, Introduction - Updated on 05.05.2016
  11. Redline Comparisons for 2016 Policy Updates - 02.01.2016

 

 

 

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