By Matt Fisher – The OCR did not wait long into 2017 to issue its first settlement for a HIPAA related breach. The honor for Presence Health came only nine days into the year.Read More
By Matt Fisher – When it comes to HIPAA compliance, no stone can be left unturned. The most recent HIPAA settlement announced by the OCR continues the trend of using settlement agreements to highlight specific areas of HIPAA for compliance.
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare is often subject to many jokes about the utilization of outdated technology. The old-fashioned pager, or a beeper, is the hallmark example that is most often cited.
By Matt Fisher – The HIPAA spotlight is beginning to shine brightly on business associates. Covered entities have long had their time to star, so it is only fair to share the stage now. It is likely that covered entities are only too happy to have the Office for Civil Rights and others focus attention on business associates with all the consequences that come with such attention.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of September.
By Matt Fisher – A recent article on Forbes, focuses on a commonly reported desire among professionals in the healthcare industry to have and use text messaging.
By Matt Fisher – A lot of time and attention has been put into the notion of interoperability by almost every stakeholder in the healthcare system.
One of the ways that HITECH Answers is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of July.
By Matt Fisher – After promising to provide guidance and insight for a breaking issue, the OCR came out with ransomware guidance under HIPAA. One major issue for debate was whether a ransomware attack constitutes a HIPAA breach. The guidance provides insight into where OCR is coming from and what it expects the industry to do in response to a ransomware attack.