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Laptop Encryption for HIPAA Compliance

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates (ARA) is a large healthcare practice based in Maryland. With approximately 20 physicians and more than 200 staff, ARA manages an extensive IT infrastructure.Successfully managing and encrypting these myriad devices is critical to ensuring good business practices.
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7 common HIPAA compliance pitfalls and how to avoid them

When it comes to healthcare, patients expect that their private information will be protected. HIPAA was created to help standardize the process of safeguarding this information. Here are seven of the most common HIPAA compliance pitfalls, along with tips for overcoming them.
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3 ways technology can make regulatory compliance easier

Some industries face heavy government regulations. Staying compliant can be a job within itself. Violating these regulations can result in stiff fines, legal action, or damage to your reputation. Here are 3 ways technology can help you stay compliant and also increase efficiency.
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5 tips to stay compliant during disaster recovery

Every business needs a backup and disaster recovery plan. But having a recovery plan isn’t enough, you also need to make sure you’re staying compliant during the recovery process. Here are 5 tips to help you stay compliant during disaster recovery.
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HIPAA Peace of Mind Lesson 3: Why Should an Organization Be HIPAA Compliant

Too many healthcare organizations think of HIPAA as just another government regulation which limits their revenue and drives up their expenses. Generally, we see this attitude when organizations do not really understand the intent behind the HIPAA regulations.
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HIPAA Peace of Mind Lesson 2: Are You Required to be HIPAA Compliant

There is often confusion about whether an organization falls under HIPAA regulations or not. HIPAA regulates two types of organizations—Covered Entities and Business Associates. If you have questions or would like a complimentary HIPAA Compliance Review for your organization, please contact us.
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HIPAA Peace of Mind Lesson 1: What Is HIPAA and Why It Is Important?

HIPAA is a series of federal laws and implementation regulations enacted beginning in 1996 to protect the privacy and security of patient information. Patient information extends beyond purely clinical information like medical records. It also includes demographic and financial information.