By Jim Tate – Whether you are a solo practice or a large hospital system, the requirement to protect electronic health information is mandated. HIPAA regulations tell us that “all e-PHI created, received, maintained or transmitted by an organization is subject to the Security Rule”.Read More
By Jay Eisenstock – In 2003, the health care industry scrambled to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This rule is composed of regulations for the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information in healthcare treatment, payment and operations by covered entities.
By Matt Fisher – How and when can data be shared in a manner that is compliant with HIPAA? The answer to those questions is a lot broader and more frequently than many might expect. However, the expectation of limited sharing is exactly the root cause for data blockage that frustrates many individuals.
By Devin Partida – Medical professionals prioritize giving people high-quality care and ensuring those patients get paid for that treatment via successful insurance claims. When a person deals with too many denials, their insurance plan becomes largely useless.
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 Jim Tate – The national Emergency Declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic came suddenly and without warning. Healthcare providers found it necessary to acquire, implement, and begin using telehealth technology in a matter of weeks.
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.