Assessments, Policies, and Training Are Key to HIPAA Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

The keys for plan sponsors to avoid penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as other liability that may come with data breaches, were discussed by HIPAA experts in a recent webinar. Periodic risk assessments, updated policies and procedures, and ongoing training are critical to HIPAA compliance, said Kathryn Bakich, senior vice president at Segal Consulting. Privacy and Plan Administration.

Disclosures in Press Release Lead to $2.4M HIPAA Settlement

HR Daily Advisor

A Texas health system paid $2.4 million to settle allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by disclosing protected health information (PHI) in a press release. The statement from Memorial Hermann Health System (MHHS) involved an incident in which a patient was arrested for allegedly presenting false identification. The U.S. Corrective Action Plan. In addition to the $2.4


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10 Questions To Ask To Ensure Your Cloud Services Provider Is HIPAA-Compliant

SAP Innovation

More companies are looking to the cloud for business and data storage solutions, especially those in the healthcare space. If your business must be HIPAA-compliant, these 10 questions to ensure HIPAA compliance might save you some major headaches down the road. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , is one way that security and privacy is regulated. Does your cloud provider have the right policies in place?

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10 Questions To Ask To Ensure Your Cloud Services Provider Is HIPAA-Compliant

SAP Innovation

More companies are looking to the cloud for business and data storage solutions, especially those in the healthcare space. If your business must be HIPAA-compliant, these 10 questions to ensure HIPAA compliance might save you some major headaches down the road. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , is one way that security and privacy is regulated. Does your cloud provider have the right policies in place?

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Year 2016 Was Biggest Yet for HIPAA Privacy Enforcement

HR Daily Advisor

The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference. The U.S. Three more were concluded in the first 2 months of 2017, along with an outright penalty of $3.2 We pick cases that highlight for you the industry compliance issues we’re seeing.”

The Real Impact of HR Technology on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Prism HR

In today’s competitive labor market and shifting trends in human capital management, the responsibilities resting on the shoulders of HR professionals in small and medium-sized businesses are no easy feat. New practices in talent acquisition and retention, employee engagement, productivity tracking and management, and administrative tasks fulfillment make it a requisite for HR professionals to adopt new systems and solutions. Cue HR technologies. HR Technology?

Consequences of Outdated Employee Benefits Systems


Technology is making remarkable strides across the employee benefits landscape. A 2019-2020 survey found that the vast majority of organizations are utilizing a benefits application in some shape or form. Benefits administration is regarded as the most complex HR process.

How The Right Employee & Labor Relations Technology Can Prevent Data Breaches


Back in 2018, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, or NCCIC, an arm of the U.S. Given that as consumers we are inundated with data breach debacles and security snafus in the media constantly, it often goes in one ear and out the other.

Leverage More ERP Sales with HCM Integration


The powerful and strategic business processing management tools available can be used to manage data, automate manual process, generate impactful reporting and more for any organization. Business owners and leadership stakeholders love the functionality of these systems because it allows them and their employees to focus on more meaningful projects for the company. ERP and human resources solutions. Customer Relationship Planning (CRM).

White Paper: OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Affinity HR Group

On November 6, 2021, the 5th US Court of Appeals issued an injunction based on a legal challenge filed in its courts. ” Therefore, OSHA has currently suspended such activities while this and several other legal challenges work their way through the various court systems.

What to include in employee personnel files?

HR Digest

Keeping a record of an employees’ lifecycle documents of their employment journey within an organization has become a must due to the digitization of all decision-making. Moreover, documentation proof is required to fulfill any legal requirements that might arise.

Top 4 DocuSign Alternatives

TrustRadius HR

E-Signature tools allow companies to make the contract and negotiations process faster and more accessible. DocuSign has become a common choice for many, yet it is not the only choice. Different electronic signature platforms will be suitable for different use-cases.

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Employee Data Collection in a Nutshell

Analytics in HR

Let’s have a look at types of employee data that are useful and the best practices for protecting, managing, and collecting employee data. Data is what the business world revolves around. Salary data: Each year, salaries change with new job tasks, technology, and inflation.

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Steps for Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) development

Business Management Daily

Most of the activities necessary to keep your business running can be broken down into specific tasks and business processes. Each employee contributes to the success of the organization by completing their assigned tasks each day. Determine the scope of your SOP.


HR Workplace Services

employers – HRWS maintains a bird’s eye view of the Country’s most pressing business issues. We developed the “HRWS 5” to highlight and give some perspective on the most pressing HR topics that challenged U.S. THE HRWS 5. Alternative Medical Plans.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #257: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. SilkRoad Technology Announces Lilith Christiansen as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Product Officer Link ». So light is the is formerly part of what it was known as an cuit.

Do More With Less in Your HR Department

Benefit Resource Inc.

The Human Resource department is the backbone of a company. Likely, it means having to learn to do more with less. Your department is the voice of the company. With the shift to a hybrid or remote-only landscape, communicating effectively becomes even more challenging. However, it highlights the need to use multiple communication channels – especially when it comes to Open Enrollment. Then, make organizational changes based on the results you get.

9 Ways to Make Benefits Administration Easier (An HR Checklist)


You need to be able to pull up an employee’s data at any point beyond the onboarding process, such as preparing for audits and any potential unexpected issues that could pop up. You have enough on your plate, so why not consider automating the process? Use an end-to-end platform.

who will look after your digital and social assets when you die?

Ask a Manager

And now a word from a sponsor… With people having such large digital footprints these days, have you ever thought about what will happen to your online presence when you’re no longer here? Increasingly, people are making “digital estate plans” – which is basically a will that includes a set of provisions for your digital assets. It truly doesn’t take much time to ensure that your family and loved ones are taken care of and things are handled the way you want.

Top SurveyGizmo Alternatives


Alchemer (formerly known as SurveyGizmo) is an online survey platform which helps businesses make informed decisions by getting customer feedback. The tool boasts of customers like FedEx, Bloomberg Television, GE, ESPN, Microsoft, IBM, etc. SurveyGizmo offers a variety of pre-written templates, workflows, integration with 3rd party apps, etc., all of which makes it a potent force to reckon with in the online survey industry.

“How and who uses this data”, With Jason Remilard and Josh Rickard

Thrive Global

The goal of this process is to identify if a user needs access to do their job or could they retrieve the same data with less privileges than they may have. There is no single story that inspired me to pursue information security but more a cumulation of what I learned.

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Is Your Business Prepared for a Data Breach?


Cyber threats to small businesses are on the rise. In other words, hackers often get a hold of sensitive information due to an accident on the part of an individual. For example, in 2010, a software engineer at Apple left a prototype iPhone at a bar. What caused the issue.

Ensure your organization offers quality mental healthcare

Business Management Daily

Minimal coverage means costs can add up quickly, and many insurance plans only cover limited mental health-related needs. Healthy and productive workers help the bottom line, and ultimately investing in mental health care starts to pay for itself in the long run.

Key considerations before moving to a long-term hybrid work model

Business Management Daily

Last year, many companies allowed employees to work from home for the first time. While vaccines are becoming more widely available, not everyone is eager to return to the office for business as usual. This will save you and the candidates time. Making the Transition.

4 Ways to Kill Employee Trust


A wide range of tools and technologies now in use by HR organizations around the world are collecting volumes of employee-related data. Outside of HR, companies are using systems that assess employee emails for network analysis, record conference calls and video meetings, and monitor employee activities through badges. In this article, I will lay out the four dimensions of trust that comprise the ethical and fair use of employee-related data and analytics.

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Don’t Let Your Data or Participants Get Lost in Space

HR Daily Advisor

Lost in Space” was a popular television series in the 1960s. Sabotage by crew member Dr. Zachary Smith threw the ship off course and launched endless adventures. Today’s equivalent of Dr. Smith is an unauthorized computer hacker who breaks into data security systems and wreaks havoc on confidential information. The ensuing adventures are anything but fun. Employee benefit plan administration has become an outsourced commodity. by Mary B.

“Give people what they need”, With Douglas Brown and Kelly Johnston of HandsFree Health

Thrive Global

Each person on your team doesn’t need the same things as another. This one has taken a lifetime to learn. As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, HandsFree Health.

Top 6 Hidden HR Compliance Requirements for OSHA’s New Vaccine Mandate ETS


When OSHA published the new Vaccine Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021 – all 490 pages of it – the broad strokes of compliance were as expected and previously announced by President Biden.

A return-to-work process after an extended employee absence


The return to work can be a significant transition for your employees who have been out of the office for weeks to months. You’ll have to help them reacclimate to the workplace as smoothly and quickly as possible. Overview of the return-to-work process.

What Does Your Compliance Team Need to Know in 2022?

Sterling Check

It’s often hard for HR compliance teams to find the time to keep current on upcoming background screening trends. How can you spot major regulatory issues early enough and put plans in place to overcome major compliance challenges? The result? Fair Chance/Ban-the-Box Laws.

What Counts as a Qualifying Life Event? 


Whether your employees are walking down the aisle or expecting a new bundle of joy, chances are they aren’t thinking about their benefits in the heat of the moment. But these qualifying life events , or “QLEs” for short, give employees the rare opportunity to reevaluate and change their elections. Why QLEs Matter If you’ve ever conducted an open enrollment, you already know full well that benefits elections stick with employees for the duration of the plan year.

my old boss is now my peer, asking for a pay increase for working from home, and more

Ask a Manager

In 2020, my workplace had a restructure and layoffs due to the pandemic. My then-boss was essentially demoted to my level and we now share the same title. This person is very lovely, and sometimes the feedback they have really does help me.

Security, Assurance, and Trust: Core to our Values


Quick Base is a multi-tenant cloud service providing a platform where our customers build and deploy a wide variety of business process applications directly to end users. That simple relationship can be characterized in different ways, depending on the context and industry, but it all comes down to Quick Base provides the platform where your organization builds and deploys apps to your users. There are 2 versions of the SIG: Lite and Full.

How To Assess Your Cloud Migration Opportunities

SAP Innovation

Cloud technology is exciting because it’s the great equalizer—not just something for the big business players; cloud has potential benefits for businesses of all sizes and at all stages of the business cycle. But jumping into the cloud “just because” isn’t the right approach. A successful migration requires detailed analysis, careful planning, and structured execution to be effective. The business benefits cloud technology affords.

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The Ultimate Guide to Data Breach Laws By State


the business that is attacked and other partners and clients whose data might also have been compromised in the. the reputation of your brand as well. The same can be said for businesses when choosing partnerships. A well-documented example of a massive financial loss caused. by a data breach occurred in 2015, when the Federal Communications. into putting together a cybersecurity plan and. When the information is no longer needed, they must.

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