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Inside MyHIPAA Guide

We didn’t count, but we're pretty sure that federal government websites contain thousands of pages on HIPAA.

To help providers, we spent months searching for the best public resources. We indeed discovered great, user-friendly tools, such as videos and interactive tutorials that offer clear guidance on risk assessment and processes to achieve compliance.  In addition to phone consultations and regular email updates on ever-changing compliance rules, MyHIPAA Guide gives subscribers easy access to more than 50 compliance tools, mostly developed by the feds and cataloged by us with helpful explanations.    MyHIPAA Guide offers:

  • Interactive risk assessment tutorials covering HIPAA rules:  You fill in the boxes
  • Templates for Security Policies & Procedures: You decide on procedures that best fit your organization
  • Patient Privacy Notices in English and Spanish: You add your logo
  • Short videos for staff training: You click and play
  • Sample terms for Business Associate Agreements (BAA): You adapt terms to your needs (with help from your legal advisers)

For easy reference, we’ve organized information around a 10 Step Plan for compliance, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We’ve scoured the Internet and know of nothing else like this. As federal HIPAA audits have now begun, healthcare providers need clear guidance more than ever.  MyHIPAA Guide keeps you updated as new information becomes publicly available, and as best practices emerge. We’d love to hear from you as you make discoveries we can share with readers.  And keep in mind, if you need additional help, we do on-site training and consulting as well.

The team at MyHIPAA Guide from Akron, Ohio




10 Step HIPAA Plan

  • Step 1: Confirm you are a covered entity +

    What's Inside:
    Lists of who is generally covered and who is not, plus contact for inquiries.
  • Step 2: Provide leadership +

    What's Inside:
    • 7-page HIPAA basics
    • 62-page guide to security and privacy of ePHI
  • Step 3: Document processes, findings, and actions +

    What's Inside:
    Templates for Security Policies and Procedures
  • Step 4: Conduct a security risk analysis +

    What's Inside:
    • Guides
    • Short videos
    • Interactive quizzes on risk assessment and contingency preparation
    • 10 common myths

    Interactive tutorial – 156 questions with fill-able PDFs for Windows or iPad. All material from federal sources.
  • Step 5: Develop an action plan +

    What's Inside:
    • 11-page overview on ePHI for small practices
    • 4-page Q&A addresses email with patients
    • Checklists

    Toolkit on 45 implementation specifications
  • Step 6: Manage and mitigate risks +

    What's Inside:
    Overview of expectations.
  • Step 7: Prevent breaches +

    What's Inside:
    • Form for reporting brief notification
    • Links to details on the notification process and what constitutes a breach.
  • Step 8: Communicate with patients +

    What's Inside:
    FOR ALL:
    Privacy notice templates to help achieve meaningful consent, in English & Spanish.

    Professionals' guide covering 2013 updates on communications.

    Electronic toolkit with patient education and meaningful consent sample materials.
  • Step 9: Update or execute Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) +

    What's Inside:
    Sample Business Associate Agreement (BAA) provisions.
  • Step 10: Attest to Compliace with Security Objectives +

    What's Inside:
    • Tip sheets
    • Short videos
    • Overviews

    • 94-page guide on the EHR incentive program
    • Beginners' toolkit on reporting to the government

    All from federal sources.
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