Digital transactions can mean big savings for physicians May 11, 2016 By Dava Stewart A new report indicates electronic transactions can help physicians preserve two precious commodities: time and money. Feds focus on healthcare ransomware attacks May 11, 2016 By Dava Stewart HHS’ Office of Civil Rights is offering an email series in response to a rise in ransomware attacks on vulnerable healthcare organizations. What to do if you are notified of a HIPAA desk audit March 31, 2016 By Dava Stewart For the last several years, everyone who works in health care has been hearing about privacy, security, breach notification rules and the possibility of additional audits. What to do if you are notified of a HIPAA onsite audit March 31, 2016 By Dava Stewart Beginning next year, HHS will commence conducting onsite audits, visiting practices to review compliance. Physicians should note recent HIPAA guidelines for apps March 16, 2016 By Dava Stewart While geared toward app developers, recent guidance from HHS is also helpful for physicians working on mobile outreach to their patients. What physicians should know before recommending apps March 16, 2016 By Dava Stewart There are apps required to be HIPAA compliant and those that aren’t. If you are a physician, you should know the difference. Patient records: The struggle for ownership December 10, 2015 By Ken Terry Patient medical records are undergoing a seismic shift. But this shift is happening quickly, in many ways too quickly for either physicians or the laws and regulations pertaining to medical records to keep up. How to protect your practice from HIPAA investigations September 22, 2015 By Ron Sterling CPA MBA Private practices top the list as the most common covered entities required to take corrective action under HIPAA. Here are ways to protect yourself. HIPAA breach: Secure data and prevent fines now July 17, 2015 By Ken Terry Many private practices lack written policies and procedures for data security and haven’t done a security risk assessment. Here's how to secure your practice. Safeguarding your medical practice from HIPAA violations July 17, 2015 By Lyn Triffletti You may know about HIPAA, but what are you doing about it? Here's some insight and three key strategies to protect your practice from a violation.