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Chronology of HIPAA, HITECH & the Omnibus Rule – HALOCK

  Chronology of HIPAA, HITECH & the Omnibus Rule. By Chris Cronin, ISO 27001 Auditor, Partner HIPAA is a confusing regulation. Since its enactment on August 21, 1996, it has covered topics as diverse as insurance coverage of unemployed people, efficiency of health care administration, data security, and more recently the improvement of healthcare outcomes. HIPAA […]

As of March 1 Your Vendor Contracts Were Supposed to be Updated. Were they?

The Massachusetts law 201 CMR 17.00 that forces US organizations to protect the PII of Massachusetts residents went into its final enforcement phase on March 1, 2012. By that date, no exceptions, businesses that send Massachusetts-based PII to vendors (service providers) needed to require in providers’ contracts that they will also abide by the law.

HIPAA Gap Assessment

Let’s talk about HIPAA Gap Assessments.  First of all, what is it?  HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA (not HIPPA) requires organizations that handle electronic protected health information (another abbreviation for you:  ePHI) to ensure that this information remains secure.