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No Data Flow Analysis? No Risk Assessment

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By Diane Evans Publisher, MyHIPAA Guide Here is a simple truth about assessing risks under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA):   Start by knowing all the places where private information is. Once you know where it is, you can determine where it might end up.  In this sense, risk assessment amounts to a […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA, Risk, data flow analysis, ehr, risk assessment | View Count: (34)
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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: (410)
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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: (377)
By Inga Shugalo Healthcare Industry Analyst at Itransition There’s no denying that ensuring patient data security is a continuous challenge for healthcare organizations. According to the Verizon’s recent report, the outside activities, involving the loss of data assets (e.g., laptops, flash drives, documents), hacking, using malware and social engineering, account for almost 50% of the HIPAA […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: HIPAA, CRM, ehr, healthcare, healthcare software, PHI | View Count: (73)
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: (378)
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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: (712)
Twenty-two years ago this month, the U.S. Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The federal Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules implemented under HIPAA, and administered and enforced by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), continue to serve as the national foundation of protections for individually identifiable health information, and of individuals’ rights with respect to their information, including the right to see and obtain...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Privacy and Security of EHRs | View Count: (177)
Twenty-two years ago this month, the U.S. Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The federal Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules implemented under HIPAA, and administered and enforced by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), continue to serve as the national foundation of protections for individually identifiable health information, and of individuals’ rights with respect to their information, including the right to see and obtain...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Privacy and Security of EHRs | View Count: (225)
What to Do After Detecting Fraud, Abuse, or Criminal Activity
What happens when a routine audit reveals signs and symptoms or potential fraud, abuse or even criminal activity? There is a remedial step that many organizations are not prepared to address properly: conducing formal internal investigations and forensic audits.
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| Categories: Compliance, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: Compliance, Ethics, Health Care Fraud, Audit, Forensic Audit, HIPAA, HIPAA Covered Entities, EHR, FBI | View Count: (450)
By Nick Culberson Co-founder and CEO, Protenus Recently, Health Informatics Research published a study that revealed 73.6% of surveyed physicians and clinical support staff shared their passwords with other members of the care team. It’s a concerning trend: the act of sharing passwords with others undermines the overall security of any system. Think about it […]
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| Categories: Compliance | Tags: Compliance, Hot Topics, PHI, behavioral analytics, ehr, electric health records, medical records, protenus | View Count: (359)
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