Shredding Shenanagins

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Shredding is an “old school” issue. It doesn’t matter if you have an EHR or not. And as we all know, even with an EHR, that “paper-less office” is far from paper-less. Shredding is becoming an issue. A few months back a member of the cleaning crew stole records that were sitting in the shred Read More

Cleaning Crew Steals Records

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The following excerpt is from the River Falls Journal website.  The article is dated Feb 1, 2013. River Falls Medical Clinic says it has notified about 2,400 clients of a breach of unsecured personal information.  The breach occurred after clinic officials reported stolen equipment to the River Falls Police in the summer of 2012. The 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

What’s Your Fax Process?

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Part of ensuring your practice runs like a well oiled machine is having processes in place for every little item so everyone know how things should work. This helps standardize training. This helps you operate in a HIPAA compliant manner. Even the most mundane items need to have a proper process in place these days. 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