News & Analysis

October 29, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: If employees are working remotely and accessing protected health information (PHI) not only on their computers and mobile devices, but printing it as well, how should they safely dispose of the printed PHI?

October 26, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

Q: Can an independent radiology facility mail postcards with a reminder that it's time for patients to schedule? The postcard would include the patient's name and address, obviously, but then either a check mark by screening mammogram or the words “follow-up exam.”

October 22, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: We recently took a survey and many of our employees admitted to saving their passwords in a Word® document or a Notes® file on their phone. Is this riskier than having passwords written down on paper and stored in a safe place at work or home? How can we discourage employees from writing down their passwords anywhere?

October 19, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

The healthcare industry in the United States has experienced a significant increase in ransomware attacks, and the trend has continued upward during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

October 15, 2020
Medicare Web

Q: In many school districts, children are required to complete immunizations before beginning school. Does a healthcare provider need to obtain consent from a parent to disclose proof of the student's immunization to the school district?

October 12, 2020
Briefings on HIPAA

From a compliance and security standpoint, few tasks are more important for healthcare organizations than the creation and regular maintenance of an information technology (IT) asset inventory.