By Grant Elliott – There’s an inherent risk to doing business, particularly business that touches personal data. For years now, the business community – from healthcare to retail – has focused on the threat prevention aspect of data security. The post Why Integrated Risk Management is Becoming the Preferred Approach to Data Security appeared first […]
ONC and OCR Bolster the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool with New Features and Improved Functionality
Patients expect not only quality health care to keep them healthy, but also trust that their most sensitive health information will be protected from threats and vulnerabilities that could lead to the compromise of one’s health information. The post ONC and OCR Bolster the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool with New Features and Improved Functionality […]
By Matt Fisher – The threat and occurrence of data breaches receive frequent attention in the healthcare industry. It often feels as though a new breach (or more) is reported on an almost daily basis. The post Data at Risk: Exposure from Breaches appeared first on HITECH Answers: HIPAA, MIPS, EHR, Cybersecurity News.
An SRA is a requirement under the HIPAA Security Rule, which directs covered entities and business associates to conduct a thorough and accurate assessment on the risks and vulnerabilities to ePHI. Join us and register for this event to learn more. The post What 500 Security Risk Assessments Reveal About the State of Security in […]
By Luis Castillo – No matter who your patient is, there’s no way to avoid a certain degree of risk. If there were, preventing readmissions would be a much easier prospect. But even if we can’t eliminate risk entirely, we can certainly manage it. The post Managing Risk During and After Patient Discharge appeared first […]
By Stephanie St. Thomas – Poor patient (or member) matching plagues every single component of healthcare, often in different ways and with varying degrees of visibility into the problem. The post Member Data Matching Key To Risk Adjustment Program Success appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Matt Fisher – Privacy and security of personal information are topics of constant discussion inside and outside of healthcare. Current events keep the heat on as one or the other never strays very far from headlines. The post An Unnecessary Privacy Risk?: Online Nursery Photos appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA […]
By Dr. David Meyers – One of the greatest joys of being a family physician is celebrating with patients who have set a health goal and achieved it—the new father who quit smoking, the busy teacher who made the time to get back in shape and who completed her first 5K race… The post AHRQ’s […]
By Tom Peterson – Risk adjustment enables CMS to pay health plans based on the anticipated cost of covering care for the beneficiaries they enroll. Therefore, it’s important for health plans (and provider groups with percent of premium contracts) to get risk adjustment right. The post The Risk Adjustment All-Stars: Five Key Players appeared first […]
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