Nuance Healthcare has been teasing us with the idea of a virtual assistant while seeing patients. How long till we see that in our office practices? By the sounds of it, not long. Stay tuned for updates. But, in the meantime, see what is envisioned.Read More
Healthcare is an increasingly complex industry. It can be difficult to grasp what is happening in each area, especially in terms of HIPAA breaches, cybersecurity threats, and clinical documentation. Here are 10 statistics highlighting some of the most pressing challenges in the industry today.Read More
Late last month, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued details of yet another HIPAA breach settlement. This time, though, the breach demonstrated the need to periodically review and update business associate agreements (BAA) to ensure ongoing compliance.
Here are the settlement details and how to verify your BAAs are HIPAA-compliant.Read More
Coming on the heels of the 20th anniversary of HIPAA, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced they are redoubling their efforts to investigate smaller data breaches, defined as incidents affecting fewer than 500 individuals.
Here is their proposal and how to strengthen the security of your practice or healthcare facility in response.Read More
Last month, HIPAA turned 20 years old. When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law on August 21, 1996, its goals were extensive.
Now, two decades later, HIPAA has certainly evolved and grown even more complex. Here's a brief look at what has changed and where we stand today.Read More