By Matt Fisher – For the first time, a medical practice received a HIPAA fine as a result of an online post. The settlement provides a clear lesson on the limitations of social media for healthcare organizations and the need to carefully consider what information will be posted before clicking submit.
By Matt Fisher – How is HIPAA enforced? That may be a simple enough question, but it also contains more nuance than may initially be expected. Determining how HIPAA is enforced can depend upon how the term enforcement is viewed and interpreted.
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 September that we think deserve sharing again.
By Matt Fisher – Since at least the beginning of the summer, it seems as though no day can go by without another phishing incident being reported by a healthcare entity. The reports are almost always the same too.
For the last several years now we’ve been hosting a virtual panel discussion on various topics about once a quarter. We’ve tacked Interoperability, value-based care, meaningful use (back in the day) and cybersecurity. On October 1st we turn our attention to telemedicine.
By Matt Fisher – Doing the right thing or merely demonstrating compliance with requirements is hard to do when knowledge of expected or necessary requirements is missing or not sufficient.
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 August that we think deserve sharing again.
By Matt Fisher – While many areas of HIPAA compliance result in confusion and misinterpretation, responding to document requests from parties in litigation is one that has been presenting itself frequently.
By Matt Fisher – Questions around the state of privacy for healthcare and other information are being left unanswered in many regards. Many services and tools fall outside the “traditional” healthcare realm, which means HIPAA and state-level legal protections focused on…
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare prices vary significantly from one organization to the next for the same services and patients are highly unlikely to know what those prices will be. The issue is a topic of frequent debate and concern for all within healthcare.
By Matt Fisher – With the number of cyberattacks focusing on healthcare for purposes ranging from destruction of data to impersonating a physician or other clinician to just taking data, it is truer than ever that a successful attack is only a matter of time.
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 June that we think deserve sharing again.
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