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

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

Good Deal Going Away

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 brings a variety of changes. I’ll go over these is small segments over the next few months. Right now the topic is what I considered to be a good deal. It really was a loop hole that may not have been in Stage 1 Meaningful Use on purpose. This good deal 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