HIPAA

Is this a HIPAA Violation?Two years ago, Dr. Beauty hired several independent contractors on an hourly basis to improve the marketing of his practice. In order to provide them easy patient demographic accessibility, he provided them full access to his patients’ electronic medical records. One patient became aware and filed a HIPAA complaint. Dr. Beauty feels that although the involved activity may represent HIPAA violations, no penalties have been assessed to small practices such as his. Is this true?
Four Fresh New Perspectives on Telemedicine for Health ExecsA new survey from Sage Growth Partners offers new ideas on executives’ application and adoption of telemedicine technology.
Get great online reviews without violating HIPAAPhysicians have a big challenge when it comes to managing online reviews: HIPAA. Although patients may say whatever they like, doctors are bound by HIPAA not to release certain information, and the lines can be blurry.
The Dangers of Texting Medical Orders
The Dangers of Texting Medical OrdersWhat might seem like a convenient option has led to serious errors.
Three telehealth services on the riseAn Epstein Becker Green survey has surprising results about the expansion of telehealth services physicians and other behavioral health professionals can provide.
Get ready for the next round of federal HIPAA auditsWith the government conducting a new round of HIPAA privacy and security audits in 2017, small medical practices need to be prepared
How to choose your HIPAA security officerIn smaller practices, the position of security officer is often filled by whoever appears to have the time to fill it.
Four ways health execs can help their organizations mitigate cyberattacksHealthcare executives are starting to realize that preventing cyberattacks is not just a task for their IT departments and third-party security vendors.
Opinion: Substance use disorder privacy law limits both payers, prescribersTwo University of Massachusetts Medical School pharmacists make the case to reform or align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA to better serve patients with substance use disorder.
10 ways to improve patient data securityMore than 80% of security breaches result from human errors