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eWellness Touts HIPAA Compliance of its PHZIO Telehealth System

Mobile App Devs, Companies Want HIPAA to Stop Weighing Them DowneWellness Healthcare Corporation is the first telehealth company for physical therapy to offer insurance reimbursable remotely monitored physical therapy (PT) treatments.

According to this morning’s news, the company says that its PHZIO telehealth platform meets assurance and compliance milestones in regards to security and confidentiality standards known as HIPAA.

In order to gain HIPAA compliance of its PHZIO system, the company hired EHP 2.0 as a third-party security agency to conduct independent security and HIPAA audits.

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DocuWare Achieves HIPAA and SOC 2 Compliance

Mobile Study Majority of Healthcare Institutions Risk HIPAA Non-ComplianceMHW learned Friday that DocuWare — a global leader in the ECM market — has now achieved HIPAA compliance and a SOC 2, Type 1 certification.

This is in addition to its renewed ISO/IEC 27001:2015 certification for information security received this past summer, an emailed statement reads.

“DocuWare received its SOC 2, Type 1 certification from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for meeting the security and availability standards established by its Service Organization Controls (SOC),” the statement adds. “The SOC 2 Report focuses on five trust principles: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy for service organizations such as Cloud Software providers. To achieve the certification, an organization must meet the security principle plus one of the other principles.”

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Dizzion Confirms HIPAA/HITECH Compliance for Secure Virtual Desktops

80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreDizzion, Inc., a full-service end user computing provider, announced Tuesday that it has been independently validated by cyber risk management advisors, Coalfire, who found that Dizzion’s control posture “is in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Breach Notification Rule.”

Dizzion said in a media release that having met HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requirements will assist healthcare organizations, covered entities and business associates in attaining and maintaining compliance with HIPAA and HITECH.

Dizzion’s HIPAA compliant virtual desktops provide access to applications and data, including protected health information (PHI), from any device, anywhere by securing the desktop experience in the cloud.

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Kinvey Launching HIPAA Compliant Mobile Backend as a Service on Google Cloud Platform

Kinvey Launching HIPAA Compliant Mobile Backend as a Service on Google Cloud PlatformmHealthWatch learned Monday that Kinvey, a leading enterprise mobile Backend as a Service (mBaaS), is launching a HIPAA compliant mBaaS on Google Cloud Platform.

The service delivers what the company calls a “very affordable and timely solution” as the demand for mobile health solutions is dramatically increasing and the U.S. Federal Government is gearing up for the next phase of HIPAA compliance audits in the second quarter of 2016.

The Kinvey crew says that Healthcare’s demand for cloud-based mobile solutions is driven by three major factors:

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HIPAA: Helping or Hurting?

80 Percent of mHealth Apps Vulnerable to HIPAA Violations and MoreThe following is a guest contributed post from AirStrip President Dr. Matt Patterson.

Much has changed in the years since HIPAA was first passed into law, not the least of which is the use of mobile technology in healthcare. As a physician, patient, and healthcare technology business leader, I have experienced numerous frustrations and inefficiencies resulting from practices struggling to adhere to the letter of the HIPAA law rather than embracing its spirit.

While protection of privacy is obviously important, countless dollars have been wasted implementing and following misguided processes attempting to protect patients that likely led to suboptimal care and stifled innovation. As in all areas of modern life, regulation cannot keep pace with technology advances. Consumers deserve a refresh on HIPAA that offers more immediate and convenient control over how to share their health information, reflecting the broad role of technology without trying to script every possible scenario.

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Infographic: The Cost of Healthcare Security Breaches

Infographic The Cost of Healthcare Security BreachesAn alarming new infographic created by Privacy Analytics and shared by HIT Consultant showcases just how costly the growing epidemic of healthcare security breaches has become.

“While the news frequently reports the number of data breaches in the health care industry, few may realize that the estimated cost for HIPAA breaches since 2009 has reached over 31 billion dollars,” the report notes.
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New National Healthcare Operating Rules Get Green Light for Electronic HIPAA Transactions

New National Healthcare Operating Rules Get Green Light for Electronic HIPAA TransactionsThis morning, the CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) today announced the approval of the Phase IV CAQH CORE Operating Rules package for four healthcare business transactions: healthcare claims; prior authorization; employee premium payment; and enrollment and disenrollment in a health plan.

In an effort to ensure that large amounts of data can be shared electronically across the healthcare system, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated national operating rules for the existing HIPAA administrative standards.

According to a provided statement, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) selected CAQH CORE as the “authoring entity to develop those operating rules, which specify the actions needed to ensure uniform, reliable electronic data transmission.”
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