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 »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads. The Washington Post, October 15, 2018. In an effort to reduce drug spending a proposed Trump administration rule would require drug companies to disclose… 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 »
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 »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) President Trump Nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh for The Supreme Court. The Washington Post, July 9, 2018. Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. 2) CMS quit test of pricey cancer… Read the rest »
How protected are your emails? Are you utilizing proper encryption software? Data breaches happen every day, but only about 4% of data breaches are considered “secure breaches” – breaches where the stolen data was fully encrypted and rendered useless. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and… Read the rest »
Did you know that more than two-thirds of all HIPAA breaches are caused by employees? In fact, most employee-driven data breaches are the result of human error, not intentional misuse. Are your employees prepared to properly handle protected health information (PHI)? We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules,… Read the rest »
Lori-Ann Rickard is a recognized leader in the ever-changing field of healthcare law. For over three decades, she has advised leading hospitals, doctors, laboratories and other healthcare providers. Learn more about Lori-Ann »
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