Blog Posts Tagged with "Covered Entity"

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Is a W-2 Considered PHI Under HIPAA?

March 25, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

The question was framed as meaning the entire W-2 form was being “submitted” for financial assistance to pay for healthcare, so with this in mind, we will consider it as one document containing several information items that are necessarily grouped together...

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HIPAA HITECH and Your Business Associates

May 09, 2011 Added by:Jack Anderson

As part of the webinar series "HIPAA HITECH Compliance for Smarties" we will be presenting a step by step process employing cloud computing to help covered entities set up a program to manage the HIPAA HITECH compliance of their business associates cost effectively and efficiently...

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HIPAA HITECH Compliance: No Substitute for Experience

May 03, 2011 Added by:Jack Anderson

Whether you are a large enterprise looking to manage hundreds of internal business units, a business associate looking to provide proof of compliance, or a very small sub-contractor, a comprehensive privacy and information security program is needed to meet HIPAA HITECH compliance...

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Can Cloud Computing Enhance Compliance?

February 27, 2011 Added by:Jack Anderson

Rebecca Herold, recently voted the #3 Best Privacy Advisor in the world and Jack Anderson, CEO of Compliance Helper discuss a new use of cloud computing, or Software as a Service (SaaS) to enhance compliance and improve security and privacy...

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HIPAA Penalty: Vermont AG and Health Net

February 09, 2011 Added by:Jack Anderson

The Health Net breach is the gift that keeps on giving, to the state attorneys general, that is. This fine is just part of the long term ramifications of a data breach. I am sure that United wishes they hadn't acquired Health Net. Bad publicity rubs off...

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HIPAA: It’s About the Information

February 06, 2011 Added by:Rebecca Herold

It is very important that covered entities (CEs), business associates (BAs) and their subcontractors understand that HIPAA applies to protecting the information. It doesn’t matter what the conduit is for how the information is transmitted, or where it is stored and accessed from...

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Proving HIPAA HITECH Compliance

January 30, 2011 Added by:Jack Anderson

There is no third party authorized by HHS to attest to their compliance such as The Joint Commission or JCAHO can attest to accreditation. Even if they could prove to your satisfaction that they were compliant in January, how would you know that they were compliant in February, or March, etc...

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HIPAA HITECH Compliance for BAs and Sub-Contractors

January 19, 2011 Added by:Jack Anderson

Due to this potential liability CEs are beginning to require proof of compliance before they will do business with a BA or Sub. The big challenge is how to prove compliance so that the CE has "suitable assurance" as required by HIPAA...

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