Two years after he survived a shark attack, Todd Murashige is suing a Honolulu, HI hospital for violating his privacy under the HIPAA act because staff at the hospital photographed his severely bitten leg and posted the images on the Internet without his permission. Todd Murashige was attacked by what was believed to be a … [Read more…]
Motorola have announced that they are launching a new handheld device especially geared towards use by medical professionals – and they promise that it is HIPAA compliant. The MC75A0-HC Rugged Healthcare Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) is designed to stand up to the rigors of even the busiest day. It can survive exposure to disinfectant, dust, … [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…]
Still looking for a new HIPPA related job? Once again we have been hitting the job boards nationwide to bring you ten of the best available this week. Healthcare HIPPA / EDI Systems Analyst Company: Regence Base Pay: N/A Location: Tacoma, Washington Employee Type: Full-Time Industry: Managed Care Are you an innovative and motivated Systems … [Read more…]
A reworking of the Go Go’s classic ’80s anthem with a HIPAA twist…
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…]
Cheryl James, a nurse in Michigan was fired for violating HIPAA regulations last week –because of remarks she posted on her Facebook page. Like many Michigan residents she was upset when a local policeman was shot to death pursuing a suspect. She actually treated the killer as a part of her duties as a nurse … [Read more…]
We found some great new opportunities for HIPAA professionals this week. Is one of them right for you? Read on to find out. HIPAA EDI Technical Lead Company: CNSI Status: Full Time, Employee Job Category: IT/Software Development Gaithersburg, MD Job Duties/Responsibilities: 1. Be the Technical and Functional Lead for the HIPAA/EDI loading sub system that … [Read more…]
In reality there’s nothing funny about HIPAA compliance but sometimes you have to laugh..