News & Analysis

October 10, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: If you discover that you have accidentally accessed a patient’s information on your facility’s computer system, what’s the best course of action? Who should you notify first? Are you at risk of being in trouble if you looked at the information before realizing the error?

October 7, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

OCR meant what it said in February of this year about patients’ right of access to their medical records. The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule enforcer issued its first enforcement action under its “Right of Access Initiative” in September.

October 4, 2019
Medicare Web

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday warned patients, healthcare providers, and manufacturers that some medical devices and hospital networks may be vulnerable to cyberattacks due to 11 vulnerabilities known as URGENT/11.

October 3, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule require facilities to make structural changes like soundproofing or private rooms in order to prevent disclosures that could occur from overhearing conversations?

September 30, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Employees need to know what to do and what not to do when it comes to ensuring protected health information (PHI) remains secure. That’s where TeachPrivacy comes in as an excellent resource for quality staff training.

September 27, 2019
Medicare Web

More than 70% of heath data breaches in the past decade involved sensitive demographic or financial information, leaving 159 million people vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, according to a new study.