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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......

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......

Small medical practices are not safe from HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 noncompliance fines. Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. experienced a theft when an unencrypted thumb drive was stolen from the vehicle of an employee. The drive housed the electronic protected health information of roughly......

Sexual harassment in the workplace can be any unwelcome behavior that results in intimidating, humiliating, offending, degrading, or violating an individual’s dignity. It not only dents the company culture, but also creates a sense of insecurity in the mind of an employee. As an employer,......

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......