Tag Archives: HIPAA

Keystone Technologies Hires Leading Data Conversion Specialist

Chip Caraway Brings Expertise to Health IT Company’s Initiative to Expand Its Services

ST. LOUIS, MO–(February 22, 2016) –  Keystone Technologies, a leading force in health IT and senior care technology solutions, announced it has hired data conversion specialist Chip Caraway as a Data Architect. The move is part of a larger initiative by Keystone Technologies to expand its data conversion services.

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Your Health Information is YOURS

Earlier this month, the Office of Civil Rights released a toolkit to help individuals understand HIPAA and their rights to their own health data. The HIPAA privacy rule has alway granted patients the right to access and receive a copy of their health information from their doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans. This right is what allows patients to take ownership of their own health. Doing so allows individuals to monitor conditions, comply with treatment plans, fix errors in their records, track wellness, and directly contribute their information to research. At Keystone IT, we believe so strongly that this right is imperative to health and wellbeing that we established the following vision for our company: “Keystone IT seeks to enable and empower every person to control and improve his or her own health.”

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Does your IT company know HIPAA?

As health records are increasingly maintained online and in the cloud, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA Compliance) is more important than ever to keep information from becoming vulnerable. Your patients’ personally identifiable health information is some of the most sensitive and personal data imaginable. Working in this field often requires you to handle protected health information (PHI). As such, it is the responsibility of a medical practice to keep that information safe.

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3 Steps To Prepare for OCR HIPAA Audits

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced its intention to begin its second round of HIPAA audits. Slated to begin in 2016, the initiative will include both on-site and desk audits and will focus on areas of poor compliance found in initial audits. Audits will cover hospitals, healthcare providers, health plans and businesses. This round of compliance audits will include 200-300 limited scope desk audits to create a sample base of covered entities to ensure HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Notification Rules compliance.

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