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Understanding HIPAA Compliance

Mary Bartlett
Posted by Mary Bartlett on Jan 19, 2018 10:29:23 AM

It's vital to ensure your business meets HIPAA compliance. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been actively inspecting businesses, otherwise referred to as Covered Entities, to certify compliance with this privacy rule.   

Complying with HIPAA continues to generate many questions and need for clarifications.  The HIPAA rule established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) back in 1996 has evolved over time.  This evolution has created a need for continuous education on HIPAA’s requirements.  

HHS requires under the HIPAA Act that covered entities protect patient health information. A requirement of HIPAA is to inform workplace members of the established privacy and security measures in effect.  Get the help you need in clarifying the basics of HIPAA requirements and training your workforce members by taking this HIPAA training online course:  HIPAA – Employee Need to Know.

The safeguards established to protect patient health information under the HIPAA Act includes the appointment of individuals who will establish, monitor, and update the privacy and security policies and procedures. It’s critical for the privacy official and security official to understand their responsibilities for the protection of this information. These individuals are the key to the establishment of a Covered Entity’s policies and procedures. Get the help you need in grasping the official’s responsibilities and in understanding the types of documentation needed to meet the privacy rule requirements by taking this HIPAA online training course: HIPAA Privacy Official and Security Official Responsibilities.

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Do you need dental HIPAA compliance?  HHS has been actively inspecting dental practices to ensure compliance with this privacy rule so ensure that you’re in compliance.  Take a HIPAA compliance course or contact SafeLink Consulting for HIPAA compliance assistance.

Need help in writing your HIPAA policy?  Get a HIPAA compliance consultant by contacting SafeLink Consulting.

Need an employee Health and Safety Manual for your business to assist in meeting OSHA requirements? Contact SafeLink Consulting for customized safety programs specific to your industry.

Learn more about what SafeLink Consulting can do to help your business with compliance services, including safety compliance, to meet OSHA training requirements and quality system consulting to meet FDA compliance.  SafeLink Consulting assists businesses with workplace safety training, infection control training, HIPAA training online, quality systems, assessments, audits, due diligence, and more.

Industries include:

Dentistry compliance - assisting the dental practice with meeting requirements for OSHA, HIPAA, EPA, and CDC guidelines, patient safety and employee health & safety

Dental Laboratory compliance - assisting the dental lab with meeting requirements for OSHA, FDA, and CDC guidelines, employee health & safety, plus FDA requirements for lab manufacturing custom implant abutment /gmp for medical device manufacturers

Medical Device Manufacturers compliance - assisting with meeting OSHA compliance & FDA requirements, GMP - good manufacturing practices

General Industry compliance - assisting with OSHA compliance and FDA compliance as it pertains to the specific business

Beverage Industry compliance - assisting beverage businesses such as the craft brewery, winery, cidery, distillery, vintner with meeting OSHA compliance, health & safety, FDA requirements / GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices


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