HIPPA certification

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Which site do you recommend the easiest way to get HIPPA certified.

site that gives you a the training and exam.
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Brian MurphySenior Information Technology Consultant

First, no offense, it is HIPAA.  Health Information and Portability Accountability Act .

Is it still the same?  Section 404?  Hard to recall, that was 20 years ago.  Back then there were two HIPAA officers.  Medical Director, Technology Director - Each, responsible for up to 250K in fines per wrong.

HIPAA was the result of The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal governing body here. And, HHS does not endorse or recognize the “certifications” made by private organizations - you see.  There is no HIPAA Certification.  It had a design.  The design was to prevent others from obtaining your private medical records.  And by others, I mean other companies.  Not people, although they count too.  

I cannot imagine being the Medical Director but as the IT Director, I was responsible for writing all policies to ensure encryption of all data from FTP, to HTTP to this or that.

That was 15 years ago.  Anyone with half a brain, already far surpassed HIPAA requirements.  It all came about because of one person, one breach of data.  One lie/or false truth.  That day, someone had a leg to stand on - took it.  HIPAA is not wrong.  The idea.

All data must be secured by IT, internal or external.  Nothing, ever should lead back to a specific individual - despite the insurance companies.   Doctors should not discuss your private business in front of others.  Your medications.  Your information. Your social.  None of it should track back to anyone.  

So it is said, so it is written.  You want your wife to have that information, sign on the bottom line.  But what happens, when that "spouse" no longer has your best interest.

Hence, HIPAA.

One P, two A's.

Not a law, a requirement.  As as a former HIPAA officer, I could be fined up to 250K per issue.  Well, that issue, never existed with me.

In technology domain, easiest thing I've done.  Been there done it.  But,  always someone looking to prove you wrong.  Good luck.

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