Compliance & Legal

By Jeff Rowe 08:48 am June 25, 2015
Fifty states plus the feds makes 51 sets of privacy rules many healthcare organizations have to take into account as they manage their digital information.
By Richard Best 01:57 pm June 02, 2015
When healthcare organizations set their strategic goals, one objective that regularly rises to the surface is to provide patient-centered care. A key strategy for encouraging staff to be patient-focused is to keep them happy and safe during their workday.
By Kimberly Danebrock 10:18 am June 01, 2015
When social media is left unmonitored, medical offices face the very real risk of violating federal privacy laws by breaching patient confidentiality, which in addition to substantial fines, can permanently damage one’s professional reputation.
By Bob Chaput 01:52 pm May 11, 2015
In the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there's a study that concludes that 29 million medical records were compromised between 2010 and 2013.
By David Harlow 10:43 am March 18, 2015
OMB cleared the HIPAA pre-audit survey late last week. That is one crucial prerequisite to OCR's initiation of the new round of HIPAA audits that have been the subject of all the Delphic prophecies we keep hearing.
By Tod Ferran 12:15 pm March 11, 2015
Just because your EHR system is compliant with HIPAA security standards, that does not mean your organization as a whole is fully compliant. Here are some specific actions you should take to protect patient information.

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