Psychological Investigation


Psychological, neuropsychological, and electrocortical effects of mixed mold exposureNEUROTOXICITY can cause irreversible nervous system damage related to cell death or permanent alterations of cell structure and receptor sensitivity.

Heart of the matter

Heart of the matter: an existential investigation uncovers a lot of hot airAccording to the gospel of Spinal Tap, there's a very thin line between clever and stupid. To this inarguable truism, I would add that there's an equally thin line between clever and clever dick.


Violence: incidence and frequency of physical and psychological assaults affecting mental health providers in GeorgiaIT HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR SOME TIME that mental health professionals are not immune from physical and psychological trauma and its potential sequelae (Jayaratne, Vinokur-Kaplan, Nagda.

Rehabilitation of a Patient

Rehabilitation of a Patient with Functional Instability Associated with Failed Back Surgery, TheObjective: A report of a case of a low-tech non-dynamometric functional exercise program in the rehabilitation of a functionally unstable lower back, associated with failed back surgery.

Erectile dysfunction after

Erectile dysfunction after fracture of the pelvisMale sexual dysfunction after fracture of the pelvis is more common than previously supposed with rates as high as 30% reported when the complaint is specifically sought. With the increase in survival from major injuries.

What You Should Know About Hipaa and Hipaa Compliance

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It is a federal law enacted in 1996 as an attempt at incremental health care reform and experts consider it to be the most significant health care legislation since Medicare in 1965.

HIPAA's intent is to reform the healthcare industry by reducing costs, simplifying administrative processes and burdens, and improving privacy and security of patient's information.

There are two separate and distinct laws that fall under the HIPAA umbrella: HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security. HIPAA Privacy relates to the protection and privacy of individuals' protected health information (PHI) while HIPAA security relates to the protection and privacy of individuals' protected health information in electronic form (ePHI). HIPAA Privacy is what most of us think about when we hear the term HIPAA ( HIPAA Awareness Training, Notice of Privacy Practices, Authorization forms, etc )whereas HIPAA Security tends to be more the focus of an organization's IT department because it deals with encryption, electronic security, disaster recovery, etc.

Do you have to worry about HIPAA? There are two main classifications under HIPAA: Covered Entities and Business Associates. Covered Entities are those types of organizations/individuals that deal directly with protected health information and consist of healthcare providers, health insurance providers, and employer sponsored group health plans. Anyone outside of those categories is considered a business associate. Business associates include medical billing companies, medical storage, marketing organizations, software companies, medical device manufacturers, etc.

While the DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) regulates covered entities, business associates are regulated by the covered entities they work with through a business associate agreement (alternatively called business associate contract).

HIPAA compliance involves two main components: one being HIPAA training of employees and the other implementing processes, procedures, and forms related to HIPAA.

While alot of regulations in HIPAA may seem like common sense, think of them as just providing some level of standardization so an individual and the organizations involved in their care can know what to expect of each other.

HIPAA compliance does not have to be a complicated process and once setup, can be relatively little effort to maintain.

About the Author

John Grisham works for HIPAATraining.com, a leader in the HIPAA compliance market, providing online HIPAA training for individuals and groups along with HIPAA compliance do it yourself kits for healthcare providers, mental health providers, employer group health plans, and business associates.