Wonder just how worried hospital administrators are about potential HIPAA breeches due to IT failure and mistakes? According to a poll taken and published by Healthcare IT News worried enough to put IT failures at number five on their Top Ten list of general technology hazards an institution might face. According to that report the … [Read more…]
Dr. Sharham Famorzadeh, Nuesoft’s Chief Technology Officer, explains the security benefits of medical practice management systems that run in the cloud, and addresses common concerns related to cloud computing. Do you agree? would you consider a cloud based practice management system?
Question of the day – Is this a HIPAA violation or not? Watch the video, make your own call.
In “another day, another privacy breach” news it was revealed this week that the venerable New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center “inadvertently” posted the personal medical data of thousands of its patients online in July of this year. Information about around 6,800 patients was posted and much of it included names, addresses, clinical … [Read more…]
This is an interesting little video that reminds you just how easily HIPAA can be violated in the average clinical setting. Any of these look familiar?
According to a new survey preventing patient data security breaches is the number one priority for the majority of healthcare IT decision makers but it also shows that some are still struggling to comply with all security regulations. The 2010 Healthcare IT Survey is a study carried out by Zoomerang, an online services provider on … [Read more…]
If a patient were to ask you not to reveal their private information to anyone at all do they have that right under the HIPAA laws? HIPAA privacy regulations have always given individuals the right to request restrictions on how health care providers use or disclose their information, but until recently, health care providers have … [Read more…]
Get your HITECH and HIPAA ducks in a row. The World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on HITECH and HIPAA Compliance Management is designed to provide solutions for exposing risks and maintaining compliance with new HIT requirements from the ARRA, HIPAA and health reform. The summit will be held on November 9 – 10 in … [Read more…]
There’s a proposed rule that impacts HIPAA and GINA – no, that’s the name of a specific patient but rather the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (shortened to GINA). The proposed rule was issued on October 1, 2009 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and … [Read more…]