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August 22, 2013

With important changes taking place right now in the medical industry, we are providing our healthcare clients with business critical HIPAA compliance updates.

New HIPAA regulations take effect Sept. 23, 2013 -
Is your practice ready?


As you may know, the HIPAA Omnibus compliance date is September 23. Here at eNet Systems, Inc., we're taking steps to help you get ready. We've asked an industry expert, Steve Spearman of Health Security Solutions, to be our guest speaker at a webinar to highlight the steps you need to take to achieve compliance.

Watch this short video to learn more about the webinar.




Join our free webinar on August 29

Wouldn’t you rather spend your time attending to your patients and your practice than figuring out complex government regulations? Because these new rules cannot be ignored, eNet Systems is doing everything possible to make compliance as painless as possible. Make your first step in this process an easy one. Our informative presentation takes place during the lunch hour so it doesn't interfere with your clinic time.

Date: August 29, 2013
Time: Noon - 12:45 p.m. CST
Topic: HIPAA 101 and the New Omnibus Rules
Presenter: Steve Spearman, Founder and Chief Security Consultant, Health Security Solutions LLC

Sign up now.


eNet Systems, Inc. is now a Certified Business Associate

We have taken the steps necessary to become a Certified Business Associate so you can rest assured that:
  • We are compliant with all current HIPAA regulations applicable to us
  • We are committed to eliminating the risk of HIPAA non-compliance among our clients
  • We have expertise in HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations and have the knowledge to pass a rigorous certification exam and audit

eNet Systems, Inc. has teamed up with an Industry Expert on the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules

We have formed a partnership with Health Security Solutions to provide our clients with the most complete and up to date information on the new HIPAA rules. Armed with this information, eNet Systems is here to walk you through the entire process – from a risk assessment to making the necessary IT changes to achieve compliance. We can also show you the steps you can take in order to maintain HIPAA compliancy.

The following website from Health Security Solutions has a wealth of information on this topic:

http://www.healthsecuritysolutions.com/


 
Action Steps:
  1. Watch short video clip on webinar
  2. Sign up for webinar
  3. Discuss checklist with eNet Systems
  4. Request Risk Assessment
  5. Achieve compliancy with eNet Systems
  6. Stay compliant with the help of eNet Systems

Some HIPAA Background:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 added an important amendment to HIPAA — the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act, which expanded the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement rules that govern the release of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and the process of reporting information breaches. That was signed into law on March 26, 2013 with covered entities and business associates given 180 days to comply.

In the past, HIPAA rules targeted covered entities (CEs) such as hospitals, physicians, and direct healthcare providers, but now third-party business associates (BAs) are targeted as well. This means any vendor who handles or processes ePHI is now liable under the Omnibus Rule.


The Latest HIPAA Headlines:

HHS Press Release
Read the press release announcing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Read now.

HHS Final Rule
Read the final rule on the HITECH Act. Read now.

Security Breaches Reported Online
As required by the new HITECH Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals.
Review the breaches.