Records & Medical Storage Laws

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...

10 Common HIPAA Violations

HIPAA was created to protect patients’ rights and keep their medical history private. However, this means it is extremely important for medical professionals to remain HIPAA compliant. Here are some of the top 10 common HIPAA violations from hospitals, medical practices, and employees. 10 Common HIPAA Violations Failing to...