Compliance

Save Your Electronic PHI

The Show Must Go On! When I started this blog series on HIPAA Readiness, I had no idea that real life was going to play such a big role in my posts! After telling you why HIPAA Readiness is such a big deal right now, how to handle possible breaches and how you as a pharmacy owner are responsible for your employees actions when it comes to HIPAA, a major pipe burst and “rained on our parade.” We didn’t see…

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A Good Disaster Recovery Plan is Essential to Your Pharmacy Business

Have you been keeping up with our HIPAA Readiness Series? We have been exploring why HIPAA is back in the news, what to do if you experience a HIPAA breach, and the fact that you, as a Pharmacy Owner, are responsible for your employees actions if they violate HIPAA. Let’s continue exploring the importance of HIPAA Readiness by using this REAL LIFE situation that happened to my company. #4 Preparing for the Deluge: Risk Analysis/Disaster Recovery Plan It can happen…

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Did You Know, You Are Responsible if an Employee Commits a Violation of HIPAA?

Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring HIPAA, which has made its way back into the news. We have talked about how computer viruses and malware can be dangerous to PHI on your network and what to do when you think you have a breach. We are going to continue on our HIPAA Readiness journey by discussing how you as a pharmacy owner are responsible for what your employees commit a violation of HIPAA. #3 Respondeat superior :…

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Reporting Breaches, Notifying Patients & Risk Assessment

Last week, I told you that HIPAA is back in the news. Didn’t get a chance to read why? Take a minute to read Part 1 of the HIPAA Readiness series — HIPAA Has Returned. So now that you know why HIPAA is such a hot topic, let’s continue on our HIPAA Readiness journey… #2 What to do when you have a HIPAA breach. Uh-oh! You believe there’s been a breach in your HIPAA security. Keep Calm & Do a…

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HIPAA Has Returned

Are you sure your pharmacy is HIPAA Compliant? Recently, HIPAA has made its way back into the news with new court rulings on regulations and enforcement. I was asked to write an article for the February issue of NCPA’s America’s Pharmacist explaining the impact of the rulings on the pharmacy industry. If you are an NCPA member, be sure to read Thin Ice Ahead: Four Rulings That Increase Your HIPAA Liability. If you aren’t a member, notify us via email…

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