Posts Categorized: Compliance

Breaches and cybercrime are continuing to be on the rise, especially in healthcare. It’s essential that you take steps to protect your practice’s protected health information (PHI). We can help your practice stay on top of the latest health care news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important… Read the rest »

Is it patient information? In today’s busy office environment, where it is high priority to respond to patient requests as soon as possible, it is common for medical practice employees to text information to each other and to patients. Often, those text messages include patient information. We can help your practice stay on top of… Read the rest »

Malware, bots, spam, phishing. Every day more and more breaches occur through the use of technological tools. Criminal technology is evolving and improving just as fast as we can prepare for their threats. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump. The Washington Post, October 3, 2018.  The Senate passed the final version of an opioid bill last week. 2) CMS Says Revisions Will Bring Healthcare… Read the rest »

Imagine the following frightening scenario: You try to log into your patient database and find that you are locked out. In your email is a message from someone claiming to have access to the database and all of the PHI contained within it. The message says that they will give you back your database access,… Read the rest »

Now that you know what you need, and you know the necessary steps to start your required HIPAA Risk Assessment, you can start looking into cyber insurance options and applications. Cyber insurance is essential.  Doctors and health care providers who deal with electronic protected health information (ePHI) should look to further protect themselves by purchasing cyber… Read the rest »

Now that you have the required HIPAA policies and procedures in place, your employees must be trained to follow those documents. We help our clients stay on the right side of inevitable OCR audits by making sure all employees are adequately trained on the practice’s policies and procedures. We can help your practice get up… Read the rest »

Once you have a complete inventory of all hardware used to access, store or transmit protected health information (PHI), you can create the necessary policies and procedures for your practice. The HIPAA Security Rule requires practices to adopt and implement reasonable and appropriate policies and procedures. We can help your practice get up to date… Read the rest »