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Security Best Practices for Remote Medical Records Workers

As medical practices and hospitals pivot due to COVID-19, many workers are being asked to work remotely for the first time. In turn, scammers have been taking note and have… Read More

42 CFR PART 2 MEDICAL REQUESTS

With the United States placing emphasis on fighting The Opioid Crisis, more and more substance abuse treatment centers and care providers are being established in communities across the U.S.  As… Read More

Three Lessons From a Public Single Patient Breach

It’s happened to all healthcare organizations – a miskeyed fax number, a misfile in the patient chart missed during audit – leading to a HIPAA unauthorized disclosure.  While unauthorized disclosures… Read More

The Lessons Embedded in Breaches

Data breaches are no longer abnormal – we hear about them daily across all industries.  It certainly seems like no company, provider of services, or industry is safe, and that’s… Read More

RIGHT TO ACCESS DOES NOT MEAN RIGHT TO AFFIDAVIT

By now most healthcare professionals have been forced to deal with attorney requestors misusing the HHS/OCR guidance on Right to Access in order to obtain copies of their clients’ medical… Read More

Article: Seven Ways Records May Be Accessed Without Authorization

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, so do the ways that protected health information (PHI) of patients can be compromised.  With more than 400 healthcare breaches in 2017, organizations… Read More