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Record keeping is at the core of successful care business. It is a legal requirement, and several laws govern it. These laws also spell out the exact information stored in the records. Care businesses must consider these laws as part of their day to day business practice. Keeping records helps in keeping all the information […]
Determination – Is it a Breach? In the event of a suspected breach caused by unauthorized access, or any other number of causes of a suspected breach, there are steps covered entities must take to determine if each incident is a breach. Prior to the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, covered entities were required to determine […]
HIE has been mentioned in articles, podcasts, trainings, and for some us, as a topic of everyday conversation. In this article we will provide answers to some common questions about HIE: What is HIE? Is HIE a Meaningful Use requirement? What are the benefits of HIE? What is HIE? Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the […]
Occasionally we answer questions regarding what constitutes a reportable breach. Questions such as: Isn’t it only a reportable breach if the incident involves electronic protected health information (ePHI)? What about paper? Should these types of incidents be handled internally and not require reporting? Based on a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]