Accountable Blog

February 17, 2017

Should Your Healthcare Organization Rely on Free HIPAA Training?

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As the manager of a healthcare organization, one of your top priorities is ensuring your employees understand what’s expected of them in terms of HIPAA compliance. To make this happen, you’ll want to provide your workers with numerous opportunities to enhance their knowledge of HIPAA-related rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Luckily, the internet is full […]

February 14, 2017

HIPAA Compliance Solutions: Software vs Consultants vs D.I.Y.

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If your job requires that you work with private health information (PHI), it’s essential that you follow federal HIPAA law completely. But doing so is not as simple as following a few guidelines and going about your work. As the manager of a healthcare practice or other entity that deals with PHI, maintaining HIPAA compliance […]

February 9, 2017

Why You Should Use Business Associate Agreement Templates

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We recently went into detail about the entities and organizations HIPAA rules and regulations apply to. Aside from covered entities, we talked at length about how HIPAA laws extends to all business associates – and subcontracted associates – involved with said covered entities. To put it simply: any organization or individual dealing with Private Health […]

February 7, 2017

Federal HIPAA Law: Not Just for Doctors to Worry About

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If you work within the US health industry, you need to be familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act dictates the standards for protecting private patient data that any and all professionals who work with medical or health-related information must adhere to.   What […]

February 3, 2017

What to Expect from a HIPAA Audit in 2017

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As we discussed in our previous article, throughout 2017, the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health & Human Services will be continuing “Phase 2” of its campaign to conduct HIPAA audits of covered entities in the healthcare industry and their business partners. The audits will analyze and assess a covered […]

February 2, 2017

Staying HIPAA Compliant in 2017: What Do You Need to Know?

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When it comes to HIPAA compliance in the healthcare industry, 2017 promises to be a banner year. But before we discuss exactly why that is, let’s set the stage for how that has come to be. In 2011, the Office for Civil Rights – a branch of the US Department of Health & Human Services […]

December 22, 2015

HIPAA Compliance for Startups

If you’re reading this, that must mean that you have recently learned that your startup is now subject to HIPAA. Now the question is: what on earth does that mean? Lucky for you, this is the exact reason why we’ve built Accountable. To help companies not only do everything they need to do in order […]