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HIPAA Compliance: What's changed?

Friday, May 20, 2016 6:31 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)

EMS Live in Wisconsin Podcast

Join us for our next live podcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  The program is streamed live over the phone and via the internet.  The dial-in number is 646-929-1081, or listen on any internet connected device at this link:  http://tobtr.com/8835299.

Our guest is Jeff Grady, Senior Director with Three Pillars Security Solutions in Madison, WI.

Conducting a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis is definitely a required mandate of HIPAA compliance if an entity or business associate is in contact with ePHI (electronic patient health information) – 
technically the law and HIPAA regulations state it must be performed periodically. 

The developing best practice trend and recommendation is to conduct one on an annual basis (or after any significant change in your technology environment) due to some relatively recent pronouncements that apply to those organizations who need to comply with ‘meaningful use’ reporting requirements – which do require those entities conduct a Security Risk Analysis on an annual reporting basis.   More commentators and practitioners are picking up on this as setting the standard for all and being promoted as a recommended practice trend -- that all entities subject to compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule adopt an approach which provides for an annual conducting/review of the ‘periodic’ security risk analysis.

Co-hosts include Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan, Dan Williams.  >> Click for more information.

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