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Watch those laptops!

A recent study of healthcare by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute (CCI) points to laptops as a major threat to privacy and security breaches within health-related organizations. And yes, that includes residential providers and small practices.

It's no surprise. Because they are portable, laptops can easily be lost or stolen -- often causing a breach of privacy. In some cases -- including within the I/DD sector -- the devices can be accessed remotely and used to access private health information.

Be extremely cautious in the use of laptops within your organizations. First, know where all these devices are, and where they are stored and to where they may be transported.  Then put protections in place to the best of your ability.  Call us if you need help.

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10 Step HIPAA Plan

  • Step 1: Make Sure you Must Comply with HIPAA +

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

    What's Inside:
    • 7-page HIPAA basics
    • 62-page guide to security and privacy of ePHI
    • Compliance Charter Template
  • Step 3: Develop Security Policies & Procedures +

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

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

    ADVANCED:
    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:
    INTRODUCTORY:
    • 11-page overview on ePHI for small practices
    • 4-page Q&A addresses email with patients
    • Checklists

    ADVANCED:
    Toolkit on 45 implementation specifications
  • Step 6: Reduce Risks of a Breach +

    What's Inside:
    • Overview of expectations
    • Annual Work Plan Template
  • Step 7: Train the Team +

    What's Inside:
    • Form for reporting breach notification
    • Links to details on the notification process and what constitutes a breach.
    • Suite of Training Materials
  • Step 8: Customize Privacy Notices +

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

    INTRODUCTORY:
    • Professionals' guide covering 2013 updates on communications.

    ADVANCED:
    • Electronic toolkit with patient education and meaningful consent sample materials.
  • Step 9: Execute Business Associate Agreements +

    What's Inside:
    • Sample Business Associate Agreement (BAA) provisions
    • Suite of BA Management Tools
  • Step 10: Verify Compliance with HIPAA +

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

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

    All from federal sources.
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