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Resource Overview

The Office for Civil Right's new HIPAA random audit program is in effect and significantly increases enforcement procedures following breaches, Health Centers need to ensure that their organization is fully complying with HIPAA regulations while at the same time providing systems that meet modern health information sharing and communication requirements that allow for increaseed continuity of care.  

Health Centers will need the right privacy protections for health information, and the necessary documented policies and procedures per HIPAA regulations, as well as documentation of actions taken per the policies of their organization. The resources in this section provide best practices, strategies and templates for better understanding nuances of HIPAA regulations and how they pertain to a Health Center's specific setting.

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How to Choose the Right BYOD Security Policy for Your Practice
Forrest Burnson

How to Choose the Right BYOD Security Policy for Your Practice

An Article from the Profitable Practices

This article from The Profitable Practice provides a breakdown on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy considerations based on the mix of devices your organization is trying to support, the size of your healthcare organization and implementation factors that may have an impact on success.

From the article introduction: "As the modern healthcare workplace becomes more digital, many private practices are adopting “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies that allow employees to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops both in and out of the office.

Implementing a BYOD policy can be particularly attractive for small and midsize practices, as it cuts down on the cost of purchasing company-owned computers and mobile devices while providing employees with greater flexibility and mobility.

But without stringent security programs and protocols in place to manage employee devices and the information they’re used to access, your practice might find itself in violation of numerous Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations."

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This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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