HIPAA Risk, Social Media, & Tough Love
June 8th, 2016
The Challenge of Improving HIPAA Compliance and Health Care IT Security (Part 2) In part 2 of our 2-part series, Medicus Solutions interviews Bill Steuer of GSG Compliance, LLC to wrap up our discussion of the past, present and future challenges to IT security for healthcare entities. In part one of our Health Care & […]Read More
Lost and Stolen Computers are $2 Million Worth of Reasons to be HIPAA Complaint This Month
May 23rd, 2016
Two settlements between Concentra, QCA Health Plan, The Department of Health and Human Services for HIPAA violations have brought new enforcement expectations into focus. For the last few months, Medicus Solutions’ blog has been in the forefront of the discussion about HIPAA and health care security. While we’ve been discussing the more technical side of […]Read More
Is Your HIPAA & Patient Information Security House In Order?
May 13th, 2016
The Challenge of Improving HIPAA Compliance and Health Care IT Security (Part 1) In part 1 of our 2-part series, Medicus Solutions interviews Paige Joyner, PhD – one of Georgia’s leaders in HIPAA compliance – to discuss the past, present and future challenges to IT security for healthcare entities. When it comes to matters of […]Read More
HHS HIPAA Audit Program Reaches Phase 2 – What You Need To Know.
March 25th, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services begins Phase 2 of its compliance audits, your health care organization and business partners may be audited. Alpharetta, GA – In the wake of a continuing trend that has seen a high number of data security breaches in the health care sector as recently as last […]Read More
Security Risk Assessments – What you need to know.
April 10th, 2015
IF YOU ARE A MEDICAL PRACTICE, WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO READ THE ENTIRE THREAD AS IT WILL HELP PROTECT THE PRACTICE. Earlier this year, the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) released an alert on their website and email campaign urging practices to confirm they are meeting all of the ‘meaningful use’ requirements in full. […]Read More
Medicus Solutions HIPAA Security Series – Volume 1
August 1st, 2013
Over the past few months, Medicus Solutions has received a number of questions from our practices over the release of the new security rules. Because of this, we are releasing our HIPAA Security Article Series over the next eight (8) weeks. The intent of these articles is to educate practices on what they should be […]Read More
HIPPA Rule Changes. How do they affect your practice?
July 22nd, 2013
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the final rule that implements a number of provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act which were part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which strengthen the […]Read More