By Art Gross – In our blog earlier last year that provided an overview of 2009’s HITECH Act we discussed how this was designed to promote the use of electronic health records within the healthcare system and its providers. As is with most things, time goes on and often reveals…Read More
By Art Gross – Ideally, we have a health physical once a year. We assess what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, and make modifications to our overall wellness plan as needed. Hopefully, nothing is wrong, and we can proceed with the usual cautions and goals of maintaining a long and productive life.
By Matt Fisher – The debate around privacy that had been forefront of mind for many prior to COVID-19 disrupting everything has not gone away. Instead, privacy has been simmering in the background, every so often be thrust into the spotlight during the course of the pandemic.
By Matt Fisher – Not a day can go by without the importance of security being underscored as the means by which privacy can be maintained. Data breaches continue to be disclosed daily, if not more frequently, HIPAA settlements are coming fast and furious as 2020 goes on, and outside threats are always rising.
By Art Gross – A recent study of participants that aimed to explore their likelihood of being monetarily incentivized to violate HIPAA regulations. The pilot study involved medical residents or individuals in an executive MBA program, with some of those participants already in health care executive roles.
By Matt Fisher – Security risks can lurk behind every corner, but some places can feel more hidden than others, even if that is not the case. One area perceived as hidden is the source code underpinning various digital health or other software based tools.
By Art Gross – It’s always nice to get a postcard from friends or family who are away on vacation. But this week we learned of a new kind of postcard being sent out with not-so-well wishes. The HHS Office for Civil Rights is warning on fraudulent postcards to HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers.
By Matt Fisher – Anecdotally, issues have existed for a long time in healthcare when in terms of knowing whether patients are telling physicians all of the information needed to effectively provide care. From some stories, reasons for a lack of sharing can range from believing the physician does not need to know…
By Art Gross – COVID-19 has ushered in the mass acceptance of telehealth, with so much optimism and excitement around the technology. But like many new technologies, the initial use is rushed and not well thought out with many providers trying to figure out the right technology, best practices, and optimal patient experience.