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By Brian Mack - From a purely business perspective, there is perhaps no greater aspiration than to “go viral” and be adopted into popular culture. When it happens, things move beyond their tactile descriptions to connect us and keep us coming back for more.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of May that we think deserve sharing again.
By Sheba Vine - The Department of Justice’s Criminal Division recently released a guidance document titled “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” for use with federal prosecutors when investigating corporations for criminal misconduct.
By Art Gross - Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE), a software and electronic medical records service provider has paid the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $100,000 to settle a HIPAA breach from 2015.
CMS requires that all eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs.
By Art Gross - Ransomware is not a new type of cyber-attack. In fact, it’s been around for years, but don’t let its age fool you; ransomware is not “yesterday’s news”. Ransomware is just as alive as ever before, continuing to dominate industries across the globe, and healthcare is not immune from its threat.
Participation in apprenticeship programs can help ensure health information management (HIM) departments meet the demands of the ever-changing healthcare industry by hiring qualified professionals, upskilling current employees, improving employee retention, and in some cases, increasing revenue at their organization.
By Matt Fisher - After a lull in enforcement actions concerning HIPAA, the Office for Civil Rights re-entered the fray with a $3,000,000 bang. The settlement announced on May 6, 2019, imposes a significant fine after widespread non-compliance was found by OCR.
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