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
For decades, transcription is one service that healthcare providers and organizations have commonly outsourced. However, as some experienced issues with third-party contractors, and particularly issues with offshore outsourcing, facilities began pulling transcription back in-house.
Here, we bust 3 common myths about outsourced transcription and take a look at why outsourcing can still be a viable option.Read More
HIPAA compliance has been on everyone's minds lately — the federal government included. President Obama even recommended an increase in the fiscal year 2017 budget in order to accommodate more oversight in this area.
Here are the details of his plan as well as ways to tighten your own HIPAA security and compliance right now.Read More