Are you HIPAA Compliant? Are you ready if the Federal Office of the Civil Rights audits you?

HIPAA Compliance and Data Security

Security

A study conducted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) on LTPAC providers engaged in Health Information Exchange (HIE) found that LTPAC facilities continue to have issues with outdated technology solutions, and that some key personnel in these facilities remain unaware of the importance of the security and interoperability of PHI. 

USB Drives Can Cost You a HIPAA Fine, Too

It seems federal authorities have no plans to cut back or slow down on enforcing compliance of HIPAA rules in 2017. With the second payment of the year in the books at $2.2 million, it's imperative providers put their security measures under the microscope before it's too late.

9 Critical Steps to Securing Your Texts

In 2011, The Joint Commission banned the use of short messaging service (SMS) text messages between physicians, licensed independent practitioners, and other healthcare providers. As announced by The Joint Commission in May 2016, it “has revised its position on the transmission of orders for care, treatment, and services via text messaging for all accreditation programs.”

The Answer to Protecting Sensitive Data and Keeping Caregivers Mobile

With the rise in adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, the need to make caregivers mobile is ever-increasing. Clinicians need to be able to document at the point of care – faster access and updates to, and sharing of, resident records will result in more efficient and effective care.

Does Your Wireless Wow or Worry Residents?

As we progress deeper into the age of “the Internet of Everything,” several key technologies are not only desired by residents and their guests, but will likely improve the well-being and quality of life of your residents.