Tag Archives: Protected Health Information

HIPAA for HR - Some Good News for Employers

Employer
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that was enacted to ensure protection of individuals’ protected health information (PHI). The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule) issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established detailed national standards for the protection of … Continue reading this entry

Grand Theft PHI – Are Vendors Putting You at Risk for a HIPAA Breach?

California Emloyers
Your vendor’s employee goes home after a long day of collecting wellness questionnaires and biometric screening results only to wake up the next day to discover that her car has been stolen from her driveway. As you can imagine, the theft will likely result in multiple calls to the employee’s car insurance company, but what … Continue reading this entry