Records & Medical Storage Laws

The Top 10 HIPAA Violations to Look Out For

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 and helps safeguard protected health information (PHI) by providing standards for ensuring the data privacy and security of medical information. Learn more about HIPAA, the penalties for noncompliance, and some of the most common HIPAA violations by watching...

Records Storage Laws: Ensuring You Stay Compliant

Securely storing your important information doesn’t just make business sense—for most records it’s the law. Ranging from financial to healthcare and a range of other industries in between, it’s important to be sure you’re taking steps to stay compliant with laws like HIPAA and GLBA. In this video learn...

Why Is HIPAA Important and How Does it Affect Health Care?

In 1996 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was enacted. HIPAA was created for several reasons—mainly to solve issues dealing with continuing health coverage for people who lose their jobs, reducing health care fraud, creating industry-wide standards, and protecting private health information. It created policies such as the...

The Media and HIPAA

For such a clear-cut law, HIPAA presents a lot of ethical gray areas for reporters. A lot of confusion was brought up when Adam Schefter tweeted a photo of the giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul medical record, which stated the player had his right index finger amputated. The tweet started...

Storing Electronic Medical Records Properly

The security of medical records will always be a concern for medical practices and hospitals. Not only do people worry about their own personal records, there are also laws and rules, such as HIPAA and HITECH, regarding the regulations of medical records. These regulations pertain to electronic medical records...

The Role of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in Records Management

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), a federal United States law passed in 2002, created new corporate accountability standards to protect the public and stakeholders from fraudulent practices, following high-profile financial scandals such as occurred with Enron Corporation. The ACT meets its goals by demanding: Full financial disclosure Consistent policy standards...