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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 Joel Barthelemy – Today’s healthcare challenges are often framed in terms of patient struggles. From high deductible plans to provider shortages, many patients are frustrated by our current healthcare system.
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.
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.
By William A. Hyman – While there were many interesting things addressed in the May 23rd webinar “ABCs of the QPP: Learnings & Trends in Value-Based Care – A Retrospective” which was hosted by Answers Media Network, I was intrigued by the timeline of programs past, present, and planned.
New Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist Episode NOW on Demand with host Dr. Nick and guests Mike Wang, CEO and Founder of Inspiren and Paul Coyne, Co-Founder, and President.
By Matt Fisher – Money is the driving force behind many concerns and decisions in healthcare. Physician practices, hospitals and others need money to invest in capital needs or simply to keep the doors open. Digital health companies see a market ripe for disruption and ready to acquire new products.
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