HIPAA breaches are not limited to large provider organizations such as hospitals or health plans. Small provider practices carry HIPAA compliance concerns, as well, especially when there is staff turnover or a lack of HIPAA knowledge. The Compliance & Ethics Blog lists five areas for small practices to be aware of including staying informed of HIPAA compliance regulations and changes; keeping communications secure; considering physical safeguards, not just digital ones; understanding and using BAA’s; and ensuring mobile devices are protected. Visit their website for more information at http://complianceandethics.org/5-hipaa-compliance-challenges-that-small-practices-need-to-overcome/.
And, don’t forget that CHP offers HIPAA webinars for both privacy and security for integrative healthcare providers! Visit our list of events at www.chpgroup.com/events.