The End of Innocence?

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The MED in Memphis, which is a the regional medical center in Memphis, TN is notifying 1,200 patients of a PHI breach. This breach is has been classified as an “innocent employee mistake“, in which 3 un-secure emails were sent with attachments that contain PHI. This goes right to my email soap box speech. I Read More

Most Docs Won’t Qualify

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I just read an article titled “Most Docs Won’t Qualify for EHR ‘Meaningful Use’”. This article states that …”two-thirds plan to apply or have already applied for meaningful use incentives….” Planning to apply and having already applied are two different animals. I’ve planned to clean my desk for years, but my wife keeps reminding me Read More

Facebook the Privacy Leak

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If there ever was an easy way to tell everything about yourself that nobody really wanted to hear…social media would be the way. Facebook, being one of the top social media players, is a leader is making it way too easy for people to make public announcements…accidentally. Everyone who does anything on a social media Read More

Treat this Rash

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There has been a rash of major websites being hacked recently, and the ointment to soothe this rash for you is to be proactive. Sure this may not directly deal with HIPAA issues, but in the bigger picture I’ll show you how you should respond to these issues, while showing you that this could be Read More

The BYOD Party

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work is all the rage these days. Why? 3 words: Smart Phone, Tablet Smart phones cracked the BYOD barrier not necessarily as a work device, but as a way for someone to stay more connected to the outside world while at work.  As more applications appear, more can be Read More