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July 6, 2018

Healthcare organizations should be mindful of security when engaging in healthcare texting for patient appointments, according to a recent article in HealthITSecurity. Organizations that use text messaging for patient appointment communication typically offer patients...

July 2, 2018

According to a 2017 survey of Chief Information Security Officers, the outlook for security looks challenging. In fact, 65% say they have inadequate in-house expertise to manage security risks and 36% say they are not providing enough training to prevent negligent beha...

June 20, 2018

When they surveyed thousands of healthcare consumers in 2017, researchers at the consulting firm Accenture found that more than 1 in 4 have had their personal medical information stolen in a healthcare data breach. Personal medical information remains one of the most s...

June 11, 2018

Protecting your patients’ protected health information is enough of a reason to follow HIPAA compliance best practices, but it isn’t the only reason. Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations could result in hefty penalties. According to an article on DentistryIQ, impro...

June 4, 2018

An article by MedPro highlights 20 real-world HIPAA violations that cost big money for the private practices involved.  HIPAA exists to protect a patient’s private information. The law carries strict penalties and the risk of devastating civil suits. Frequently, HIPAA...

May 23, 2018

Healthcare providers looking for HIPAA-compliant applications, storage, and networking options are increasingly turning to the cloud, which has quickly become a low-cost way to develop the complex infrastructure required to support a variety of critical organizational...

May 18, 2018

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is one of two tracks under the Quality Payment Program, which moves Medicare Part B providers to a performance-based payment system. A core requirement of the MIPS program is an annual security risk assessment. This is no...

April 26, 2018

Think keeping your IT system in HIPAA Compliance is simply a luxury? Read on and you make think otherwise. EHR giant Allscripts is being sued by one of its clients in the wake of a major ransomware attack. The system outage resulted in a service shutdown yielding cance...

April 12, 2018

While text messaging of protected health information (“PHI”) is not prohibited by HIPAA, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently issued a memorandum to State Survey Directors, which was intended to clarify CMS’ position as it relates to texting.

April 5, 2018

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which sets the standard for protecting private medical patient information, can lead to major headaches for those in health care. The increased use of technology for storing patient information also means increas...