Category Archives: HIPAA/Omnibus

How to Investigate a Suspected Breach

To manage incidents and suspected breaches: Adopt a policy and a well-defined process to clearly identify: 1. What constitutes a breach? 2. Report to ? 3. Steps for staff incident and breach response Have on hand: 1. Investigation forms to … Continue reading

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Business Associate Agreement Decision Tree

WEDI Business Associate Agreement Decision Tree  

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Large patient breach number approaches 600

OCR has reported 31 large patient information breaches in less than two months, according to its breach notification website. OCR, the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer, had reported 543 patient-information breaches affecting 500 or more individuals as of March 1. … Continue reading

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Hot first half of March for OCR large breach reports

OCR has reported about a breach a day over the first two and a half weeks of March, according to its breach notification website. OCR, the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer, had reported 543 patient-information breaches affecting 500 or more … Continue reading

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