HIPAA: A Brief Overview

Wondering about HIPAA and how it factors into everyday medical practice? Here is a brief guide to what HIPAA is and what it means for healthcare facilities around the country.


The Most Common Summer Health Dangers

Summer is a favorite time of the year for many, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about the major hazards it poses for your health. Here are 8 of the most common summer health dangers.


HIPAA Enforcement on the Rise

According to recent figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), HIPAA enforcement seems to be on the rise.

Covered Entities May Be Overconfident about HIPAA Compliance

The latest Healthcare Information Security Today survey conducted by Information Security Media Group, released in June of this year, reveals that many covered entities which must observe

Mental Healthcare Reform Bill Debated in Congress

A bill that seeks to reform the nation’s mental healthcare system was debated in an almost three-hour hearing before the House Energy and Commerce's health subcommittee in mid-June.


Everyday Health: The Best Sunburn Remedies

There are plenty of seemingly miracle remedies advertised out there for treating sunburn, but how can you know which ones truly have scientific backing?

HIPAA and Email and Text Communication with Patients

email with patientMore and more healthcare providers are implementing communication systems between physicians and patients that rely on email or text.

Healthcare Data Cloud Hosting: Risks and Outlook

data cloudWith the coming of cloud hosting comes also an entirely new way of managing protected health information (PHI). Cloud hosting does come with its own set of risks, but it also means for tremendous potential in how healthcare facilities can organize, access, and secure PHI.

House Passes HIPAA Privacy Rule Altering Bill

A newly amended version of the bipartisan 21st Century Cure bill, which seeks to advance medical innovation, has overcome its first Congressional hurdle: it was passed unanimously by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 21 without any revisions to the bill&rsquo

Everyday Health: 10 Tips for Picnic Food Safety

Planning a picnic with family or friends? Here are 10 tips to ensuring that your family stays healthy and germ-free during the season’s many outdoor picnics.


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