Publication: Physicians Practice Patients prefer it. Medicare’s meaningful use program requires it. And within a few years, health information technology analysts predict that electronic communication will be par for the course in delivering patient care. Indeed, mobile devices and Web-based technology have provided new platforms to market your practice, transmit medical records, consult with other...
Publication: Cardiovascular Business Armed robbery and drug trafficking are no longer the only crimes of choice for gangs. Instead of a gun, their newest weapon of choice is a mobile phone with Internet access. Now more sophisticated gang members are targeting medical practices and using their smart phones to steal patient records.
Publication: InformationWeek Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations.
Publication: EMR & HIPAA It’s one thing to have a laptop stolen with 8,000 patient records or for a disgruntled doctor to grab his patients’ records and start his own practice. It’s another when the Cosa Nostra steals that information, siphons money from the patient’s bank account and turns it into a patient trafficking crime...
Publication: InformationWeek As office manager of the Fertility Institute of Virginia, Pattie Carson needed to ensure the practice was compliant with laws related to mobile usage, emails, and security. But keeping up with changing laws while running the busy reproductive endocrinology practice was impractical, if not impossible.
Publication: InformationWeek Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Publication: InformationWeek The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
Publication: Recovery Zone It’s important for MSPs to understand what HIPAA compliance is, what they can do to be HIPAA compliant, and what might happen if they try to service clients in the medical field without being HIPAA compliant. Luckily, our friend Guy Baroan, expert MSP and owner of IT solutions provider Baroan Technologies, knows...
Publication: MAX IQ The hard reality is that a lot of organizations including HIPAA Covered Entities (physicians, dentists, chiropractors) and their Business Associates (IT, medical billing, transcriptionists, and lawyers) aren’t overly worried about complying with HIPAA.