News & Analysis

September 12, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: I work for a small rural hospital, and we have a lot of budget limitations for technology upgrades. Can we allow clinical staff to use their personal cell phones and mobile devices to communicate with patients? If so, how can we keep our calls, email, and text messages HIPAA compliant?

September 9, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Patients are getting emboldened in the digital age and want quicker, more efficient—immediate, really—access to medical records. Further, the government is reinforcing existing regulations and creating new rules around data sharing that require entities to make healthcare records more accessible and deliver records to patients in their desired electronic format. Technology innovation has made this much easier for healthcare facilities to accomplish.

September 6, 2019
Medicare Web

One in four U.S. healthcare workers have never received cybersecurity training from their employer, according to a new report.

September 5, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: What is the difference between a security incident and a breach? Should they be handled differently?

August 30, 2019
Medicare Web

HHS wants to update confidentiality rules that govern the medical records of substance use disorder patients, according to a proposed rule released August 22.

August 29, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We do in-depth HIPAA assessments for our clients, but some clients want a simple assessment that they can keep up with them to maintain compliance. Do you have any recommendations for streamlining security assessments?