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Do You Need Encryption to be HIPAA Compliant?

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 12, 2019 7:03:00 AM

One way for a software solution to help you be HIPAA compliant is to offer you HIPAA encryption as part of the package. But is that something you need to be HIPAA compliant? Technically, no, it’s not mandatory.

The rules state you should use encryption if it would be needed to safeguard electronic Protected Health Information (PHI). But, they do say if you don’t use encryption, you need to have an alternative to encryption that will safeguard as well as encrypting would. Or you need to have documentation with justifiable cause, as to why have taken a different tact with regard to safeguarding PHI.

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Topics: FAMCare, case management software, HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers, computer etiquette, HIPAA violation, Electronic Health Records, HIPAA encryption

Stay HIPAA Compliant: 6 Violations You Need to Watch For

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 26, 2019 7:49:00 AM

When you operate a non-profit that deals with clients’ health information, you need to be careful to keep your organization HIPAA compliant. You might follow computer etiquette and train your employees well, but in the middle of a hectic day, one of your caseworkers could inadvertently create a HIPAA violation, if they’re not careful.

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Topics: nonprofit, HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers, computer etiquette, office vigilance, HIPAA violation, healthcare issues, Electronic Health Records

Getting Back to HIPAA Compliant After a Violation Occurs

Posted by GVT Admin on May 8, 2019 7:42:00 AM

In previous posts we’ve talked about different ways to make sure your case workers are HIPAA compliant, whether it’s through training, proper computer etiquette or what they do in the office. But even if you do all you can to keep your case workers HIPAA compliant, violations sometimes happen. If someone files a complaint, what do you need to do? Here are some answers.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers, client complaint, HIPAA violation

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