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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)
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)
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)
Protecting Patient Health Information While Fighting an Opioid Epidemic
When addressing a problem, it’s helpful to learn more about it. However, when that problem is a health issue like opioid use, and information about it might include protected health information, privacy and confidentiality considerations must be taken into account. In this article, we discuss how information sharing is being used to learn more about the current opioid crisis and better address it as well as what privacy regulations might apply.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: HHS, DOJ, CDC, SAMHSA, ONC, HIPAA, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Mental Health, Addiction, Pain Management, Opioid Crisis, 42 CFR Part 2 | View Count: (337)
Increasing Both Awareness and Compliance During Mental Health Month
This month, organizations across the country are working to educate the public, provide mental health resources, and fight the stigma associated with mental illness as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. For healthcare professionals, this month can serve as a good time to review healthcare compliance regulations, such as HIPAA, that apply to mental health care and patient mental health information.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, OCR, CDC, SAMHSA, NIMH, HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Mental Health, HIPAA Covered Entities, Continuing Education | View Count: (977)
Addressing Healthcare Workplace Violence On an Organizational Level
Last month was Workplace Violence Awareness Month and this week is National Nurses Week! During this time, it is important to not only raise awareness of the important role that healthcare workers such as nurses play, but also work to ensure that they have a safe working environment. In healthcare, workplace violence is four times more common than in private industries. What steps can healthcare organizations take to mitigate this violence?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: CDC, Joint Commission, Department of Labor, OSHA, Workplace Violence, Healthcare Employees | View Count: (511)
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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis

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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis
Information sharing can play an important role in combating the current opioid crisis, but it's crucial to also remain compliant with healthcare regulations such as HIPAA. Remain knowledgeable about how to review and monitor healthcare programs at your organization that may treat patients potentially suffering from opioid addiction with Healthcare Auditor Training.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: CDC, OCR, Compliance, Audit, HIPAA, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Pain Management, Privacy, Continuing Education | View Count: (1121)
What You Need to Know During the 2018 Government Shutdown
As many of you are aware, there is a current government shutdown in the United States.  The shutdown has thus far continued through the weekend...we'll keep you posted as we learn more. In the meantime, what healthcare activities, offices, and programs are still active during this time?
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| Categories: Medicare and Medicaid, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: HHS, CDC, Medicare and Medicaid, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, FDA, National Institutes of Health, HRSA, SAMHSA, CMS | View Count: (720)
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World AIDS Day: December 1

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World AIDS Day: December 1
World AIDS Day raises awareness of the global impact of HIV and AIDS. According to recent estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 36.7 million people around the world are living with HIV. Take the opportunity to talk with your patients about the importance of HIV prevention and to recommend screening when it is appropriate.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: CDC, HIV/AIDS, Providers | View Count: (484)
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