By Robert L. Murry PhD MD FAAFP – A survey published by the American Medical Association last year reveals that patients are very concerned about the privacy of their medical information, perhaps more concerned than most physicians and practices are aware.Read More
Data Privacy and Security
By Patrick Chown – The security of the hospital and its assets is a primary concern for hospital facility managers. A hospital houses vulnerable patients, regulated drugs, and plenty of sensitive data. Safeguarding these from any malicious actors is critical to ensure smooth hospital operations.
By Rita Bowen – Healthcare provider organizations are responsible for the privacy and security of their patients’ information. HIPAA codified this requirement for covered entities, including specific guidelines for protecting sensitive patient information such as behavioral and substance abuse records.
By Don Hardwick – From Marcus Whitney’s opening plea “answer the call” to a standing-room-only session on the last day, attendees at the AHIMA22 Global Conference demonstrated their steadfast commitment to liberating, managing and protecting electronic patient information (EPI).
By Matt Fisher – Throwing out the trash is an everyday occurrence whether in personal or business life. However, when it comes to healthcare organizations, it is necessary to think about what trash goes where. The consideration goes beyond the difference between regular waste and hazardous medical waste.
By Gevik Nalbandian – Identity theft is so common in our daily lives that it’s not a matter of “if” it will happen, but “when”. In fact, the number of identity theft cases more than doubled in 2020 from 2019, to nearly 1.4 million, according to a recent Federal Trade Commission report.
By Matt Fisher – The constant discussions around the impact and operation of the regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA (yes, there are 2 A’s and only 1 P) as it is more commonly referred to, have made it an interesting time to be a healthcare attorney and one focused a lot on the operation of HIPAA.
By Art Gross – As a parent, you might recall the first time that the doctor asked you to leave the room because your “baby is now a teenager”and they have a few questions for them that they would like to conduct one-on-one and in private.