HIPAA Email Encryption Requirements

Does the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require that you encrypt your emails? As it turns out, it’s not an easy question to answer. The reality of HIPAA…

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8 Point HIPAA Compliance Checklist!

Important items to include in your HIPAA compliance checklist, based on the latest updates.  Consider that in over 24 years since its implementation, there have been many updates. When HIPAA…

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Nursing Home Business Plan – 7 Key Points

An actionable nursing home business plan must include many components.  Below are seven important considerations. The U.S. is currently experiencing a shift in demographics. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,…

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HIPAA Compliance Certification – Really?

HIPAA compliance certification, what is it, who provides it, and who gets it!  The “author” of a HIPAA compliance certificate is always a “private” party or organization.  In that sense,…

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Senior Living Technology Trends

While many people may associate high-tech gadgets with young people, Baby Boomers are also increasingly tech-savvy. Many of the latest technology trends are now being implemented to assist senior living…

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HIPAA Breach Notification Letter

If your business or organization experienced a HIPAA breach, one of the important responses includes a HIPAA breach notification letter, to notify the individuals affected by the breach. The HIPAA…

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Strategic Trends in Healthcare 2020

What are the important strategic trends in healthcare in 2020?  The healthcare industry is constantly changing and 2020 will be no exception. New technologies are creating change from artificial intelligence…

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CMS Value-Based Payment Goals

In April of 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is rolling out a new set of CMS value-based payment goals. It’s called the CMS Primary…

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Healthcare Recruitment Strategies

Employees represent the foundation of every healthcare operation, and thus, effective healthcare recruitment strategies are a fundamental component of every successful operation.  As a service-oriented industry, healthcare depends on the…

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What Does HIPAA Compliance Mean?

What exactly is HIPAA, and what does HIPAA compliance mean? Healthcare providers and their business associates are aware of the importance of maintaining HIPAA compliance. However, understanding the complete guidelines…

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