Tag Archives: HIPAA

Why the value of HIPAA risk analysis continues to rise

The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced another monetary penalty and settlement for the failure of an entity to fully or competently comply with HIPAA requirements. More particularly, the entity in question offers yet another example of the absence of a risk analysis. The new settlement, impacting Medical Informatics Engineering, arose after the discovery of… Read More »

Feds get pressure to upgrade, expand HIPAA transactions

HIPAA transaction standards, first put in place nearly a quarter of a century ago, might benefit from a re-examination and revamp to reflect changes in the healthcare industry. There is a push to simplify and improve the standards, says Stanley Nachimson, principal at Nachimson Advisors, a health information technology consultancy. The responsibility for doing so… Read More »