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Court Ruling Creates a Win-Win for Patients and Healthcare Organizations

In 2003, a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed, creating national standards for protecting sensitive patient health information.  Among other things, HIPAA set rules and limits… Read More

42 CFR PART 2 MEDICAL REQUESTS

With the United States placing emphasis on fighting The Opioid Crisis, more and more substance abuse treatment centers and care providers are being established in communities across the U.S.  As… Read More

Subpoenas and SAMHSA

Ask a healthcare professional to disregard HIPAA and age-old policies on how to handle medical records, and you’ll probably be met with a confused stare.  However, that is a possibility… Read More

Business Associate Agreement or Qualified Services Organization Agreement: Who Needs What?

With the opioid epidemic reaching crisis status in the United States, there’s been a lot of conversation in the healthcare industry about substance abuse treatment.  While there’s an increasing need… Read More

Article: Seven Ways Records May Be Accessed Without Authorization

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, so do the ways that protected health information (PHI) of patients can be compromised.  With more than 400 healthcare breaches in 2017, organizations… Read More

How Much Could One Data Breach Cost Your Organization?

In light of the recent Equifax data breach which has effected roughly 143 million Americans, protecting personal information has come to the forefront of thought for many people in the… Read More