News & Analysis

March 18, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

In this month's Product Watch, we look at a managed service provider (MSP) that offers HIPAA-compliant MSP services, managed security services, disaster recovery sites, and the technical support to help covered entities and business associates breathe easier

March 15, 2019
Medicare Web

According to report, at least 50 employees of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago were fired for accessing the medical record of actor Jussie Smollett without authorization.

March 14, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: I recently filed a complaint against my insurance company. The insurance agent who handles my case informed my boss that I filed a complaint against her. Now my boss is mad at me, and I feel like my job is at risk. Is this a HIPAA violation?

March 11, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

As telehealth expands and technology improves, there are an increasing number of options for communication between healthcare providers and patients as well as between providers, but such services raise concerns for HIPAA compliance due to the method of transmission and issues of security compliance.

March 7, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: A pain specialist practice called to set up an apointment for my wife while she was out. She has various medical problems, and I am often in contact with her doctors. I asked if I could set up the appointment, and they said it would be a HIPAA violation to speak to anyone other than the patient about their schedule. Is that correct?

March 4, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Patient matching is a concern at every level of patient care, and it can have ramifications for HIPAA compliance as well.