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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It has been known as the Kennedy–Kassebaum Act or Kassebaum–Kennedy Act after two of its leading sponsors. Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.

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I have a client who wants a HIPAA security audit done for her very small medical practice. I've downloaded the toolkit, and understand what needs to get done. But I've no idea how to charge for it. Her practice is really small - just her (the practitioner) and a secretary. Not a whole lot of money. I need to set this up such that it's worth my time, but she can also afford it. Any suggestions on pricing models for this?
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We are discussing a potential partnership around a project that would involve patients taking photos with a smart phone app.  Photos would be shared with a central data repository and analysed by a team of researchers and I have concerns about data security.  I'm worried about how data is protected, how they handle private info and private images, etc...  do you know how we may go about reviewing their systems to be comfortable that they are okay? Is it possible to hire an auditor for HIPAA compliance? Are there any other concerns that need to be brought up?

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Hello,

Are there any best practices out there when it comes to granting a vendor an 'admin level' domain user login in a HIPAA environment, that will either have it expire, not require a change in password, or other features?
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Greetings.

We have a client who needs to be HIPAA compliant, however their recently built website by an outside agency includes form submissions with fields requesting personal information. We have expressed concerns regarding HIPAA in regards to their newly built Wordpress site and have requested that the forms be taken down until a compliant solution is found.

The client is adamant that they need to have such submissions for their business, however what is being gathered in the forms include social security numbers, etc... The advertising agency that built the site also has no concerns regarding HIPAA - nor would they be expected to.

Is there a recommended solution to work with Wordpress that will satisfy HIPAA compiance?

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Greetings.

We have a client who needs to be HIPAA compliant, but wants to start using Skype for Business. While we can't always control what may or may not be in the background while an end user is having a Skype conversation, we'd like to inquire if there are any security concerns with the platform itself in regards to security and HIPAA compliance.

Any input or suggestions will be most appreciated.

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Greetings.

We are managing an environment that has 52 laptops running Windows 7 Professional. All of the laptops have been encrypted using TrueCrypt in an attempt to be HIPAA compliant. The problem with this solution is that each time the system is rebooted the end user needs to enter the encryption password before the system will boot. In consideration of patch management and the occasional application install this makes the process more time consuming.

Is there a way that we can still have drive encryption in place but still be able to reboot and connect to the affected system? We are remotely managing these systems using Continuum's patch management and monitoring solution. Unfortunately I do not see an encryption option with their package. From what I have been reading some users who also need to be HIPAA compliant have reported that TrueCrypt doesn't always pass an audit because there's no reporting.

At this point we are more interested in making sure security updates can be applied and maintenance can be run, but also need an encryption solution that will still allow us to reconnect after reboot.

Any suggestions will be most appreciated.

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Hello folks,

The problem: Imagine an insecure website (is not https), that collects new customer information via electronic forms which will contain HIPAA protected data by the time 'Submit' is clicked. I have been tasked with helping a customer modify their practices, at least in the narrow capacity I just detailed, to become HIPAA compliant.

Gsuite or Wordpress plug-ins have been mentioned as possible avenues, but I'm still at the 'I don't know enough to ask intelligent questions' stage. HIPAA is such a broad and complex topic, search results are overwhelming. I also believe that securing the collection of information is just the tip of the iceberg.

I'm surely not the first person to encounter this. Any suggestions on a coherent and focused approach to this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
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I recently picked-up a small medical clinic as a new client.  I'm looking for a HIPAA compliant access point that I can recommend to them to replace their current (very non-compliant) one.  They have about 10 users. They've been running just about everything on WiFi for quite some time, but I'll be running cable to get their primary PCs off wireless.  So, probably 4 laptops and a few phones will need WiFi access once all is said and done.  

Thanks for any suggestions.

Tom
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It has been known as the Kennedy–Kassebaum Act or Kassebaum–Kennedy Act after two of its leading sponsors. Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.

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