How can you assure remote employees’ HIPAA compliance?

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Remember the days of “Never gonna happen” when people wanted to work from home, even occasionally?  All the compliance focus was on what was happening at the office, or during business travel. Then came the pandemic, and the organizations that would have fallen on their swords to prohibit all remote work for coders, or customer … Read more

What the End of PHE Means to Telehealth Services

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Hello everyone!  The White House just announced that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) will end on May 11, 2023. This directly affects how telehealth services can be delivered. If you haven’t blocked out all memories of Spring 2020, you may recall that the Office for Civil Rights issued a Notice of Enforcement Discretion on … Read more

Apgar & Associates Achieves HITRUST® Readiness Licensee Designation

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Designee builds on commitment to furthering excellence in the healthcare sector’s information security and privacy programs. PORTLAND, Ore., October 12, 2022 (Newswire.com) – Apgar & Associates, LLC today announced that it is designated as a HITRUST Readiness Licensee. With this achievement, Apgar & Associates is approved by HITRUST to perform consulting and readiness work for organizations looking … Read more

Chris Apgar Posthumously Honored with AHIMA Triumph Influencer Award

Chris Apgar, CISSP Information Security

Apgar and Associates is honored to announce that our late founder, Chris Apgar, CISSP C-CISO is the recipient of the AHIMA Triumph Award in the Influencer category. The award category, formerly known as the Literary Legacy Award, honors individuals or groups who have made significant contribution to the knowledge base of the Health Information field … Read more

Excerpt: Peers Mourn Loss of Chris Apgar, Beloved HIPAA Expert

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The following is excerpted from Theresa Defino’s article in “Report on Patient Privacy”,  Volume 22, Number 1 • January 2022 It wouldn’t be too much of an exaggeration to say that fans of the late Chris Apgar seem to have run out of words to describe the respected and well-liked HIPAA professional, who formed his … Read more

On the untimely passing of Chris Apgar, Founder of Apgar & Associates

Chris Apgar passes away

We at Apgar & Associates, LLC, are deeply saddened to share that Chris Apgar passed away unexpectedly this past weekend. As you may know, Chris founded Apgar & Associates over a decade ago. Chris and I have been life and business partners for years, helping hundreds of clients navigate complex information security and privacy issues. … Read more