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HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 Online Training Courses For Dental Offices

According to the American Dental Association the federal government has begun auditing some health care providers, including dental practices, to ensure they are complying with patient privacy laws and health care information security laws. The Office for Civil Rights will review whether policies and procedures adopted and employed by the groups meet selected standards and […]

HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 Online Training Courses For Business Associates

As defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a business associate is any organization or person working in association with or providing services to a covered entity who handles or discloses Personal Health Information (PHI) or Personal Health Records (PHR). HIPAA compliance training is required for anyone who works for an organization […]

HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 Online Training Courses Designed with the Busy Attorney in Mind

Texas attorneys are considered to be “covered entities” under Texas H.B. 300 and there are very specific guidelines that govern the disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI). You must be extremely cautious when obtaining and disclosing PHI. The attorney general could turn its attention at any time from the health care industry to attorneys assessing […]

HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 Online Training Courses For Hospital Employees

HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 Online Training Courses For Hospital Employees According to Healthcare IT News, hospitals that don’t take the right steps to correct a HIPAA violation are subject to large fines. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts was fined more than $218,000 for not using secure documentation methods to track patient records. […]

TX House Bill 300: Everything Is Bigger in Texas

Organizations in Texas that create, store, handle, transmit or have access to protected health information (PHI) need to be informed of TX House Bill 300. Fewer things are as personal, private or important as medical records. Texas lawmakers were serious about protecting sensitive information when they passed TX H.B 300 in 2011. Lawmakers were concerned […]