News & Analysis

January 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Twelve state attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit last month against Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for failing to secure its computer systems, which resulted in a HIPAA data breach that compromised the data of more than 3.9 million people.

January 17, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: In a previous question, you said you can destroy paper records like charts as soon as they are scanned into the EMR if your state considers electronic storage media legally acceptable for medical records. My organization is currently rewriting our policy on shredding charts; is there any reference to this in HIPAA that we can use to back this up?

January 16, 2019
HIM Briefings

Use real-life strategies to prevent and fix master patient index errors during EHR consolidations.

January 14, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

The healthcare sector is a frequent target of cyberattacks due to the value of PHI, which is the target of financial identity theft and medical identity theft. To safeguard PHI, you need to know the differences among phishing, ransomware, and DoS attacks.

January 11, 2019
Medicare Web

A recent phishing attack against Network180, a mental health organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan, led to a data breach affecting approximately 2,200 patients.

January 10, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does sharing the phone number of a physician who does not work in-house at a lab facility with a patient constitute a HIPAA violation?