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Free webinar: HIPAA Security Risk Analysis!

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 9/14/21 10:54 AM

 

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October 20, 2021: HIPAA Security Risk Analysis!

The HIPAA Security Risk Analysis is required by law, extremely helpful for reducing security risk - and very daunting. It's a lot of work, but well worth it. MPA will walk through what the Security Risk Analysis is, why you need one, and some practical tips to get you started on your own SRA.

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September 29, 2021: MPA Answers Your Burning Compliance Questions

Got a burning compliance (or HIPAA) question? We will send out an email asking for your questions in advance. We'll also take questions live, and go over our most frequently asked compliance and HIPAA questions. Get your questions answered on September 29!

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Topics: Training and Education, HIPAA, compliance

Free webinar: HIPAA Security Risk Analysis!

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 8/31/21 10:54 AM

 

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October 20, 2021: HIPAA Security Risk Analysis!

The HIPAA Security Risk Analysis is required by law, extremely helpful for reducing security risk - and very daunting. It's a lot of work, but well worth it. MPA will walk through what the Security Risk Analysis is, why you need one, and some practical tips to get you started on your own SRA.

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We hope you will also join us for September's webinar:

September 29, 2021: MPA Answers Your Burning Compliance Questions

Got a burning compliance (or HIPAA) question? We will send out an email asking for your questions in advance. We'll also take questions live, and go over our most frequently asked compliance and HIPAA questions. Get your questions answered on September 29!

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Topics: Training and Education, HIPAA, compliance

TikTok Terror

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 8/18/21 9:30 AM

A North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was fired from a nursing home after she posted a series of videos on TikTok. The videos included the following phrases:

  • “I’d unplug your vent to charge my cell phone.”
  • “Me waking my patient up at 6:55 am to make sure they didn’t [sic] die from all the drugs i gave them to make them go to sleep”
  • “Me on my way to give my patients drugs so WE can get some good sleep tonight”

Wow.

It is not a surprise that the statement the nursing home issued about her termination stated:

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Topics: HIPAA, Social Media, abuse, skilled nursing, compliance

Sign up for MPA's FREE compliance and HIPAA webinars!

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 8/17/21 9:45 AM

 

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August 25, 2021: HIPAA Lessons from the Headlines

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September 29, 2021: MPA Answers Your Burning Compliance Questions

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Earn 5 CEUs with MPA’s Virtual HIPAA Training!

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 8/10/21 9:15 AM

HIPAA is a lot!

MPA's e-course makes it easier to keep up with privacy, security, breach notification, and social media.

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*** Approved for 5 hours of NAB CEUs***

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Topics: Training and Education, HIPAA, Social Media, security, breach notification, privacy, webinar

Earn 5 CEUs with MPA’s Virtual HIPAA Training!

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 8/5/21 11:40 AM

HIPAA is a lot!

MPA's e-course makes it easier to keep up with privacy, security, breach notification, and social media.

Sign up for MPA's Virtual HIPAA Training Course

*** Approved for 5 hours of NAB CEUs***

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Topics: Training and Education, HIPAA, Social Media, security, breach notification, privacy, webinar

Do your staff understand the damage done by a HIPAA breach?

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 6/29/21 10:13 AM

Psych nurse gabs with TV news

In 2009, a Massachusetts man was charged with the murder of a college student at a café. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and was committed to a state psychiatric hospital for 60 years.

Eight years later, a nurse at this psychiatric hospital told the news that dangerous patients were playing violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto. The story made the TV news – with significant consequences. The man who was acquitted of murder charges in 2009 sued the hospital, claiming the nurse’s comments prevented his transfer to a building with lower security. He also claims the TV news story caused him distress and emotional pain and suffering and damaged his therapeutic progress.

Privacy breach leads to assault

A rape victim was treated at a Kansas City hospital, where she received a rape kit examination. Afterward, one of the hospital’s X-ray technicians allegedly used the patient’s medical information to warn the rapist that the victim is accusing him of rape. The victim has since filed a lawsuit against the hospital for wrongfully releasing her health information to the alleged rapist. According to the lawsuit, after she was released from the hospital, her alleged attacker harassed her with threats, texts, social media posts, and then attacked her again. The lawsuit asserts claims based on invasion of privacy, negligence, and fiduciary duty, and seeks financial and punitive damages.

HIPAA breaches ruin lives

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Topics: Training and Education, HIPAA, compliance

Choose MPA's next free compliance webinar!

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 4/6/21 10:10 AM

MPA offers a free compliance and HIPAA webinar series to keep you current.

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Topics: HIPAA, compliance, webinar

The Compliance Cartoon Caption Contest is here!

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 3/31/21 10:01 AM

Boost your culture of compliance with MPA's Compliance Cartoon Caption Contest!

 

This new download on MPA's store includes four compliance cartoons ready for your employees to caption. The HIPAA version includes four HIPAA cartoons.

Distribute one (or more!) cartoons to your staff by email, or print and post them in your building. Ask staff to come up with captions, and return their cartoons to the Compliance Officer. Then, choose a winner: A caption that embodies your culture of compliance, and will resonate with your organization. Post the winning caption (or captions), and award the winner(s) a prize. 

Consider:

  • holding the contest in connection with Compliance Week, or annual compliance training.
  • framing your top captions and displaying them in a hallway or common area.

Each caption is followed by Compliance Officer notes: An explanation of the compliance risk involved, and a sample caption.

Compliance Cartoon Caption Game: $95

Compliance Cartoon Caption Game - HIPAA Version: $95

Here's a sample:

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Topics: HIPAA, Culture of Compliance, compliance

Too much compliance and HIPAA news to read?

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 3/25/21 10:00 AM

MPA scours the compliance and HIPAA headlines daily so that you don't have to.

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Topics: HIPAA, compliance

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