Compliance & Legal
10:45 am April 21, 2015
ONC has released a new and improved handbook for securing electronic health information. Among the highlights: How to comply with meaningful use security requirements, questions to ask health IT vendors and HIPAA compliance checklists.
11:08 am April 01, 2015
The Office of Inspector General is once again calling out CMS for failing to adequately address fraud vulnerabilities in electronic health records.
10:51 am February 25, 2015
There's a right way to manage third-party risks and vendor contracting, and there's the wrong way. And, too often, it's the latter. But it doesn't have to be. Here are some things your organization should keep in mind.
10:24 am February 18, 2015
It turns out many healthcare organizations get more than a few things wrong about their information security frameworks.
07:59 am February 13, 2015
The threat from hackers affects all business, but healthcare providers face the additional threat of fines for failure to comply with HIPAA regulations. These fines are no mere speeding ticket.
11:04 am February 12, 2015
One takeaway from the ICD-10 hearing on Capitol Hill this Wednesday? The majority of healthcare stakeholders called on federal lawmakers to issue no more delays for the code set implementation start date, which is set for Oct. 1.
10:57 am February 10, 2015
Some 45,000 people are getting HIPAA breach notification letters after a mental health provider failed to encrypt laptops containing medical data and Social Security numbers.
10:55 am December 09, 2014
A five-facility mental health organization in Alaska has agreed to pay up and shape up its HIPAA compliance program after a Department of Health and Human Services investigation found the group failed to appropriately safeguard patient data.
10:51 am December 02, 2014
Your organization can have the most well-crafted privacy and security policies in the world. But if those policies are accompanied by lukewarm emphasis and no accountability, or your staff just downright ignores them, you have a big security problem -- just like the folks at one Ohio-based health system did last week.
11:08 am November 06, 2014
The EHR audits are coming. The Office of the Inspector General will continue to pay closer attention to the healthcare industry's use of electronic health records -- in particular HIPAA security, EHR incentive payments and fraud, according to the office's recently released 2015 work plan.