Protecting Electronic Medical Records and Medical Practice Liabilities EMR discussions usually focus on what are the best EMR systems and specific functionalities. Most medical practices shopping for one of the best medical software programs overlook two very important considerations – EMR security and HIPAA compliance. Read further to learn why they should be part of… Read more »
Chances are it won’t happen—but you’d better be prepared if it does: The feds will be conducting a “small number” of onsite HIPAA audits in 2017, according to an HHS Office for Civil Rights official. OCR senior adviser Linda Sanches, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Privacy & Security Forum in Boston this… Read more »
A healthcare attorney spotlights big problems and offers advice on ways to navigate around the pitfalls, from cybersecurity insurance to HIPAA, social media to patient access. While the healthcare industry grapples with data breaches and privacy and security regulations, there are common pitfalls that are easy to run into without proper planning. Erin Whaley, a… Read more »
The very idea of being audited, regardless of by whom, is a bit disturbing. Covered entities, such as physicians, and their business associates have been subject to audits by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), a department within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for the last several years. And there’s another new… Read more »
For those I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting with in the first 15 days of the month, Happy New Year! I’m excited about what 2016 will bring to medical practices and billing services over the next 350 days. After peering inside the plethora of healthcare news, I found some recurring hot topics that we’ll… Read more »
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