The Obama administration has promised to be tougher when it comes to enforcing HIPAA laws. This week a Maryland health service company gained the dubious honor of being the first company or entity to be assessed a Department of Health and Human Services CMP – Civil Money Penalty. And with that penalty assessed at $4.3 … [Read more…]
If you are a fully trained HIPAA professional whose day to day existence revolves around maintaining compliance this post is not for you. If on the other hand you are a busy member of staff at a doctors office or other smaller medical facility it probably is, since even after all these years there is … [Read more…]
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…]
The New Year is right around the corner and most of us will be thinking, as we do every year, about changing a few things in keeping with the spirit of the season. If one of those things is finding a better job in the HIPAA field we have done some of the work for … [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?
Is HIPAA as it currently stands really up to the task of protecting patient information as it should in its current form? After all despite a few revisions the majority of the legislation dates back to 1996, a time when the Internet was a novelty not an everyday part of almost everybody’s’ lives. The simple … [Read more…]
Students from a radiology school, Foothill College, present a humorous take on celebrity and the HIPAA laws in this spoof starring none other than “Tiger Woods”
A new survey, conducted by privacy advocate Dr Deborah Peel ‘s Patient Privacy Rights Foundation and Zogby International found that a whopping 97% of the 2,000 adults questioned want the right to control their own personal medical information and be allowed to limit with whom their “sensitive information” is shared. Many of those surveyed want … [Read more…]
Holiday expenses have you thinking that maybe it’s time to start looking for a better paying HIPAA job? Once more we have tracked down and rounded up some of the best HIPAA career opportunities from around the nation. HIPAA Privacy Specialist • COMPANY: NYU Langone Medical Center • LOCATION: New York, NY 10016 Candidate will … [Read more…]
Question of the day – Is this a HIPAA violation or not? Watch the video, make your own call.