Data Stolen on 9000

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In a “domestic burglary”, the personal information on 9000 students was stolen from a city counselman’s home. What was done right? The hard drive on the stolen laptop was encrypted. What was done wrong? “data stored on the CD ROMs and memory sticks included Surname, Forename, Gender, Date of Birth, Address, Postcode, Phone number, UPN Read More

Student Personal Data Stolen

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Over 3.3 Million people with student loans had their personal data stolen recently, to include Names, Addresses and Social Security numbers. This isn’t the first time people’s data has been stolen from student loan companies. As noted in the WSJ article, this isn’t the first time this has happened: The student-loan market has battled data Read More

HITECH, HIPAA and Your Practice

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An excellent article by Dom Nicastro discussed the 5 major stumbling blocks that an auditor in Oregon has noticed lately. I expand on two of the stumbling blocks, they listed below. Lack of a risk analysis – Many organization have possibly executed on risk analysis, most have never even done one. This should include, but Read More

HIPAA 5010 Clarified

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What you should know about HIPAA 5010. HIPAA 5010, more formally transaction code set 5010, or as it is officially called: Accredited Standards Committee X12 005010 Technical Report Type 3s, is something that your EHR/PM vendor needs to deal with, though there is a coding side to this that must also be addressed. You should Read More

eClinicalWorks at Sam’s Club

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According to the Wall Street Journal, it looks like Eclinical Works has worked a deal with Dell and Sam’s Club to sell a budget priced EMR system. Though they say this has been a work in progress for over a year, the fact that the “stimulus” bill has a plan to reimburse Doctors $40,000 on Read More