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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity

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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity
When patients come to you for treatment or medical care, they expect that you will keep their information secure and protected. With an ever-changing cybersecurity environment, you always need to be on the lookout for new tools, like blockchain, that can help keep patients’ data secure at your organization. The important question is: Is blockchain capable of providing the security needed to protect patient health information?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Health IT, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Cybersecurity | Tags: HHS, ONC, NIST, CDC, MIT Media Lab, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Cyberattacks, Blockchain, Health IT, EHR, Healthcare Employees, Training, Healthcare Payers, Insurance Coverage, Audit | View Count: (266)
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Fraud Doesn’t Pay for Healthcare Providers

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Fraud Doesn’t Pay for Healthcare Providers
An EHR vendor recently agreed to pay over $57 million to resolve allegations that it had caused its users to submit false claims to the government. With other recent Justice Department cases, it has become clear that this is not a unique occurrence. Fraud can happen at any type of healthcare organization, and the penalties are always high. Between fines, settlement agreements, exclusion from federal programs, and jail time, one thing is clear: fraud is not worth it.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: DOJ, OIG, Providers, Compliance, Audit, Forensic Audit, Health Care Fraud, Billing, EHR, Healthcare Employees, Training, Healthcare Payers, Medicare and Medicaid, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law | View Count: (294)
Heart Health and Compliance: Reflections for American Heart Month
February is a month filled with hearts. With the endless rows of heart-shaped boxes at the store, internal debates about the health merits of chocolate, and reminders of American Heart Month, you cannot escape discussions surrounding this important organ. Healthcare providers can keep hearts healthy for Valentine’s Day this year by working with patients to help manage their risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure or cholesterol.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: CDC, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Compliance, CDI, Coding, ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, Mobile Devices, mHealth, EHR, Continuing Education, Healthcare Employees, Training, Heart Health | View Count: (307)
Care, Coding, and Cybersecurity: Healthcare Applications of Artificial Intelligence
In some ways, AI can almost be like an employee, requiring training before fulfilling its purpose. In healthcare, AI has the potential to support everything from patient care to cybersecurity. As opportunities for healthcare applications of AI increase, it becomes even more important that both the individuals developing these programs and people using AI programs at work have obtained the training needed to ensure success.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Cybersecurity, Health IT | Tags: Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, FDA, Small Business Innovation Research, Government Accountability Office, CMS, OIG, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, HIPAA, Security, Compliance, Coding, Billing, ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, Cyberattacks, Artificial Intelligence, Texting, Healthcare Employees, Training, Diabetes, Mental Health | View Count: (327)
Data and Compliance: Tools for Fighting Opioid Addiction
Healthcare providers and policy makers are always looking for new ways to address the opioid epidemic. One of the five main strategies being employed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fight this issue is “better data” about opioid use, misuse, and prescribing trends. Learn about some of the ways data is being used to address this epidemic as well as how providers can use health information to support patient care when addiction is involved.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: HHS, CDC, SAMHSA, ONC, Providers, HRSA, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Pain Management, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Healthcare Employees, Training, Health IT, 42 CFR Part 2, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | View Count: (248)
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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity

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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity
Telehealth is an increasingly important tool for healthcare organizations to provide patients with more accessible and affordable care options. However, in the excitement of developing telehealth programs, organizations should not lose sight of privacy and security regulations that apply to these new services. After all, protected health information under HIPAA can include data that is transmitted during the provision of telehealth services.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: CMS, NIST, Providers, ONC, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Emergency Preparedness, Telehealth, Training, Health IT, Telemedicine, Continuing Education, FDA, EHR | View Count: (570)
HIPAA Compliance Challenges for Rural Healthcare Organizations
Rural healthcare providers play a vital role in keeping people healthy across the nation. After all, almost one in five people in the United States lives in a rural area. Being located in these areas, however, can often result in some unique challenges for rural healthcare organizations. Such issues can leave rural providers vulnerable to noncompliance, fraud, and everything in between.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, Health IT, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: DOJ, ONC, HRSA, Providers, Rural Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Telehealth, Training, Healthcare Employees, Mobile Devices, Interoperability, Cost Reporting, False Claims Act | View Count: (451)
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Protecting Health Information When It Goes Mobile

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Protecting Health Information When It Goes Mobile
The world is constantly in motion, and many people want their access to information to follow suit. At your healthcare organization, do you use mobile devices to manage health information? What about cloud storage? Have you developed any mobile applications for patient use? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do you also stay up to date on relevant privacy and security regulations surrounding these tools?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: HHS, OCR, US-CERT, NIST, ONC, Homeland Security, Providers, Outpatient, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Mobile Devices, Training, Health IT, mHealth | View Count: (384)
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Compliance and Cost Reports

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Compliance and Cost Reports
If you are a Medicare Part A or certified institutional provider, you know that every year, an accurate and timely cost report must be submitted to Medicare Administrative Contractors. However, if you run into an issue while completing your cost report, do you know where to find the training and resources that you need to answer your questions?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Medicare and Medicaid | Tags: CMS, OIG, Providers, Medicare and Medicaid, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Cost Reporting, Training, False Claims Act | View Count: (649)
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Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity

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Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity plays a huge role for healthcare providers, businesses, federal offices, and everything in between. During this year’s National Health IT Week and Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it is important to look at some of the government resources that are available to help job seekers enhance their professional skills as they work to either begin or advance their careers in cybersecurity.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Cybersecurity | Tags: US-CERT, NICCS, Homeland Security, NIST, Career Opportunities, Health IT, Health IT Week, Training, Healthcare Employees, Security | View Count: (546)
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