Health Care

The HIPAA Privacy Rule and COVID-19: Trends, Developments, and Compliance Issues in the Current Pandemic

2022-10-06T05:48:17-04:00

The current COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for health care providers and their business associates. This public health emergency has changed the way health care providers operate and deliver health care, including the increasing reliance on telehealth. Privacy officers for covered entities and their business associates need to keep abreast of notices and guidances issued by Department of Health and Human Services regarding compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) during this public health emergency.

HIPAA Security Rule and Security Risk Management: Addressing Threats and Vulnerabilities During the Pandemic

2021-03-26T04:21:46-04:00

The security risk analysis and management obligations required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule are intended to play a crucial role in mitigating risks and vulnerabilities to the security and confidentiality of patient protected health information (PHI). Organizations that fail to implement these measures may be more susceptible to potential PHI breaches and could be confronted with costly regulatory fines.

Optimizing Patient Care Through Teleradiology: Demystifying Potentials in a Post-COVID-19 Era

2022-03-24T21:11:14-04:00

The COVID-19 health crisis has undoubtedly created a myriad of challenges to the already struggling healthcare system. As medical practitioners and institutions seek ways to efficiently adapt to the pandemic-shaped landscape, a growing number of radiology practices are turning to teleradiology. Through teleradiology, radiologists are now able to interpret medical images remotely, thereby, improving patient care.

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