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The HIPAA Survival Guide Radio Talkshow discusses topics related to how the HITECH Act is transforming HIPAA. The show focuses on providing exposure to industry thought leaders, analysis of proposed and promulgated HHS/OCR rule making and sharing industry best practices for HIPAA Compliance.

The show can be heard live, every Friday at 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time here: blogtalkradio.com/hipaasurvivalguide

List of Previous Shows


Introduction to HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Checklists

Friday March 2, 2012 3:00am EST
This show discusses how simple tools such as checklists are having a profound and compelling positive impact on dealing with complexity. In particular, this show explores how checklists can be used as HITECH/HIPAA compliance tools in preparation for our Checklist Manifesto Webinar on March 8, 2012. Click to Listen...


Interview of HIPAA Security Expert Gerry Dumatol

Friday February 24, 2012 3:00am EST
Gerry Dumatol is founder of Dumatek, a company that has been providing small to medium size businesses with HIPAA security services for over a decade. This interview will focus on the challenges faced by small providers as they struggle with HIPAA Security Rule compliance, including challenges faced by providers considering moving their practices to the cloud. Click to Listen...


HIPAA Breach Notification: The HITECH Act's 800 Pound Gorilla

Friday February 17, 2012 3:00am EST
Discusses the type of analysis required to decide whether breach notification is triggered under the HITECH Act for a given security incident and if so, how notification should proceed. The bottom line is that not all security incidents trigger notification but the wicked problem remains how to determine the incidents that do and how to manage the breach notification process according to applicable law. Click to Listen...


Preview of HHS Omnibus Rule: Privacy Rule Modifications

Friday February 10, 2012 3:00am EST
Explores part of the proposed HHS Omnibus Rule: Modifications to the Privacy Rule. The HHS Omnibus Rule mostly concerns sections of the HITECH Act that went into effect on February 18, 2010. There was an NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule-Making) issued July 14, 2010 that contained the changes proposed for the final rule. HHS has not broken any land speed records in finalizing the OR, but all indications are that it will be forthcoming soon, so now is an appropriate time to preview it. Next week's show will explore modifications to the Security Rule in the HHS Omnibus Rule. Click to Listen...


Proposed HHS Omnibus Rule

Friday February 3, 2012 3:00am EST
Explores part of the proposed HHS Omnibus Rule: Modifications to the Privacy Rule. The HHS Omnibus Rule mostly concerns sections of the HITECH Act that went into effect on February 18, 2010. There was an NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule-Making) issued July 14, 2010 that contained the changes proposed for the final rule. HHS has not broken any land speed records in finalizing the OR, but all indications are that it will be forthcoming soon, so now is an appropriate time to preview it. Next week's show will explore modifications to the Security Rule in the HHS Omnibus Rule. Click to Listen...


Business Associates: That was Then, This is Now

Friday January 27, 2012 3:00am EST
Discusses the changing role and responsibilities of business associates under the HITECH Act. Including the proposed HHS omnibus rule that is likely to make subs-contractors of business associates statutorily on the hook for complying with the HIPAA Security Rule and the relevant sections of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, made applicable to them via a written contract. Click to Listen...


HIPAA Privacy Rule: Patient Bill of Rights

Friday January 20, 2012 3:00am EST
Discusses the Patient Bill of Rights which is included in the HIPAA Privacy Rule (i.e. Sections 164.520 through 164.528). The Patient Bill of Rights is nothing new and has been part of HIPAA from the onset. What is new is that 80 million baby boomers are now poised to exercise their rights in a historically unprecedented manner. Click to Listen...

Make sure you are Omnibus Rule Compliant: HIPAA Privacy Checklist.