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HIPAA Items You Should Focus On, Before the End of 2020

HIPAA Audits

The HHS designated HIPAA as the national standard for protecting the privacy and security of health information. This led to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), which had a provision for audits.

HHS Office for Civil Rights is responsible for carrying out HIPAA audits and responding to complaints and breaches. Ignoring them is not an option.

A Risk Assessment Isn't Enough

A risk assessment is only one element of the compliance process. You also must “implement security updates as necessary and correct identified security deficiencies”.

In other words, you must act via a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) following the required risk assessment process.

Dark Web

It’s no secret that the Dark Web is a scary place to lose your information, but what if it affected your entire company? Medical Records information sells anywhere from $1-$1000 by identity thieves.

How can you protect yourself and/or your organization?

Data breaches are becoming more common and sometimes out of your control. Carefully monitoring where you store and enter your passwords can be extremely beneficial to help minimize the risk of a hack and keeping personal or patient information protected. Dark Web scanning built into the Live Compliance portal, helps keep an eye on employees whose information was involved in a breach, and the suggested next steps to take, where the breach was found. Finally, conducting an accurate and thorough Security Risk Assessment is not only required, but is a useful tool to expose potential vulnerabilities, including those such as Password Protection.

What can I do to ensure this doesn’t happen to me or my organization?

At Live Compliance, we make checking off your compliance requirements extremely simple.

  • Reliable and Effective Compliance

  • Completely online, our role-based courses make training easy for remote or in-office employees.

  • Contact-free, accurate Security Risk Assessments are conducted remotely. All devices are thoroughly analyzed regardless of location.

  • Policies and Procedures curated to fit your organization ensuring employees are updated on all Workstation Use and Security Safeguards in the office, or out. Update in real time.

  • Electronic, prepared document sending and signing to employees and business associates.

Don’t risk your company’s future, especially when we are offering a free Organization Assessment to help determine your company’s status. Call us at (980) 999-1585, or email me, Jim Johnson at or visit


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