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HIPAA

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HIPAA BEST PRACTICES

  • Enlist Professional Help – Someone who understands HIPAA/HITECH for legal review and advice.
  • Employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace must develop and implement a written hazard communication program and train employees on the hazards they are exposed to and proper precautions (and a copy of safety data sheets must be readily available). See the OSHA page on Hazard Communication.
  • Conduct an annual risk assessment of systems and processes for handling/disposal of PHI (Protected Health Information).
  • Conduct frequent testing and vulnerability scans on systems and computers.
  • Make sure frequent penetration testing is completed and documented making proper corrective actions.
  • Educate employees about HIPAA requirements and the importance of protecting the information.
  • Encrypt all laptops including your personal one in case a staff member emails you or you access something from home. Remember PHI includes name, address, date of birth, social security number.

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