Google is Dangerous

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This is for the paranoid out there, and if you are a physician, you need to be paranoid about how your practice handles patient health information (PHI). Cloud computing is the hip, in-thing right now. Cloud storage is where things can get tricky…note: you better have a HIPAA office policy on this matter. What is Read More

HIPAA Whistleblowers

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Just like in any profession, there is a desire by the government to have whistle-blowers. A whistle-blower makes the job of policing much easier for the government. The whistle-blower will get job protection (if they want to stay on) and typically a percentage of any fines.  Remember, HIPAA fines can be huge! Let’s take a Read More

The Cloud and HIPAA

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You know you’ve heard this term used, “The Cloud” is a favorite right now. Salespeople use it to sound cool. End users say it to sound cool. Every web startup out there uses it to sound relevant. For most practices, The Cloud can be used in two ways: You use a web based, software as Read More

EHR Alert Fatigue

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According to AMA News: “A Dept. of Veterans Affairs-funded study in the April issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics sought to find the reasons behind a prescriber’s interaction with an alert to see why that person would ignore it and how to ensure more meaningful warnings.” Hmm, I’m sure that was money well spent. Oh Read More

Stage 2 MU Big Picture

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First in a series about Meaningful Use Stage 2 Like a bunch of kids at a Harry Potter book release, we now have a our own 455 page “novel” to read. The Meaningful Use Stage 2 Proposed Rule is out and everyone wants to know how it ends. I will be doing a series on Read More