HIPAA Q&A on Risk Analysis

By Steve Spearman – Performing a risk analysis is the cornerstone of HIPAA compliance, so it’s important to understand the regulations that require risk analysis, as well as how to conform to these rules. This week’s Q&A with Steve Spearman, focuses on understanding the essentials of risk analysis.

In Defense of Dirty Data in Healthcare

By Steve Spearman – Conventional wisdom says that you’re trying to work with a patient’s health care analytics, you’ve got to use “clean data”. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, “clean data” is personal data your patient has generated on social media, but with all of the irrelevant or contradicting data removed in an attempt to make get the most accurate health information possible.