Awareness : Newsletters

July 2015

Mobile Device and Text Messaging
Data and Media Destruction
FairWarning – Privacy Monitoring System
Mandatory Compliance Training – BOLO
Frequently Asked Question
Privacy & Security News

December 2014

FairWarning Patient Privacy Application is Live
More EHR Audits to Come in 2015
Privacy & Security News

October 2014

FairWarning Patient Privacy Application is Live
OCR Discusses Upcoming HIPAA Audits
Privacy & Security News

April 2014

Internet of Things and Privacy
HHS Publishes Framework for Health IT
Privacy & Security News

December 2013

Safeguarding Patient Information
Privacy & Security News

July 2013

Smartphones and Privacy
Random Walkthroughs of UHealth Sites of Service
Privacy & Security News

March 2013

Tax Season is Here; File Early to Avoid Scams
HHS Issues Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule
Privacy & Security News

January 2013

Big Data, Healthcare and Privacy
Health Insurance Exchanges Create New HIPAA Challenges
Privacy & Security News

August 2012

Meaningful Use – Privacy & Security Are Not Optional
Protect Paper Records with Sensitive Information
Privacy & Security News

May 2012

Cloud Computing Study Reveals Data Security Flaws
Big Data, IT Risks and Privacy Meet in the Boardroom
Privacy & Security News

February 2012

Healthcare Face Challenges Protecting Patient Privacy & Security
Using USB Hard Drives or Flash Drives?
Privacy & Security News

September 2011

Recover Crashed Hard Drives Only with Authorized UM Vendors
Federal HIPAA Audit Program Details Emerge
Privacy & Security News

July 2011

Social Networking Policy for UHealth/School of Medicine
The Cost of Non-Compliance — Fines & Corrective Action
Privacy & Security News

May 2011

FTC Posts Guidance for Providers, Insurers on Medical Identity Theft
Mandatory Privacy & Security Training Updated
Child Identity Theft Growing Rapidly
Privacy & Security News

March 2011

Securing your Smart Phone and its Contents
Hospital Settles Potential HIPAA Violations
$4.3 Million for Privacy Rule Violations
FAQ: Am I required to renew my Privacy & Security Awareness Training
Privacy & Security News

February 2011

Best Practices for Use of Portable Storage Devices
FAQ: Questions about
Privacy & Security News

August 2010

System Access is a Privilege; User Access is Monitored
Proper Disposal of PHI and Other Sensitive Information
FAQ: If a patient finds an error in a medical record, what should I do?
Privacy & Security News

July 2010

Always Encrypt Sensitive Information on Mobile Devices
Moving? Don’t Abandon Sensitive Information
Privacy & Security News
FAQ: Can I let a coworker access a University system with my username and password?

May 2010

Photocopiers and Multifunction Devices Have Secrets
Impermissible Disclosures
FTC to Create Internet Privacy Framework for Social Networking
FAQ: Why must I regularly change my password?
Privacy & Security News

April 2010

Use of Photographs Without Patient Authorization
HITECH Regulations Bring New Penalties
Request for Amendment to Medical Records
Twitter, HIPAA, and Free Speech Clash
FAQ: May I use my access to assist relatives?
Privacy & Security News

December 2009

Updated Business Associates Web Form
Important Subpoena Tip
Releasing & Requesting Records for Treatment
Mandatory Email Disclaimer
New Rules Require Notification of Healthcare Breaches
FAQ: What if someone claims to be a victim of ID theft?

August 2009

Request for Medical Records Process
Difference between Privacy & Security
Requests for Amendment of Health Information
Transporting Medical Records
Short URLs May be More than you Bargained For
FAQ: May medical information be faxed?

April 2009

Mandatory Compliance Initiative
Photo Authorization
Registered Agent Policy
Medical Identity Theft
Tip: Use Only Your Official Email
FAQ: May I leave charts on doors?

January 2009

Updated Forms for UHealth System
Release of Psychotherapy Notes
Release of Information based on a Non-Health Care Power of Attorney
Wireless Access
FAQ: How can we determine if a vendor is a BA?

August 2008

Protection of Sensitive Information
Identity Theft
Authorization for Third Party Disclosures
FAQ: Must we obtain a copy of identification when record requests are mailed or faxed?

April 2008

UHealth Notice of Privacy Practices
Laptop Security
Release of Records for a Malpractice Action
Mandatory Employee Training

January 2008

Moving Medical Records
Request for Amendment of Medical Record
What is a HIPAA Compliant Authorization?
Important Email Security Tip
Must an Authorization include an expiration date?
FAQ: Are providers allowed to share PHI for treatment?

September 2007

Important Tips on Access Codes
Business Associates
Right to Revoke
Disability Authorizations
Random Audits
FAQ: May PHI be disclosed for a health plan’s HEDIS?

June 2007

Message from Director: Patient Rights Requests
Workers Compensation
Non-UM Third Party Authorization Forms
Employee Access to Medical Records
Fees for Copying Medical Records
System Privileges

January 2007

Leaving Messages for Patients on Answering Machines
Provider to Provider PHI Release
Fax Cover Sheet Procedures
Email Disclaimer
Release of Sensitive Information
FAQ: Are accreditation organizations BAs?

October 2006

Message from Director
What is Minimum Necessary?
Accessing Minimum Necessary Protected Health Information
Mandatory Employee HIPAA Privacy & Security Training
Did you Know?
PHI Requests from Law Enforcement Officials
FAQ: May offices use sign-in sheets or call out names?