Healthcare EMR Blog

How safe is your information? A guide on how to make better passwords and use them securely

May 7, 2013  |  by robinp  |  Blog, EMRSOAP Services, News

Passwords have become the primary mechanism by which many people prove their online identity so as to communicate, bank, shop, and use their electronics. This can be a good thing – easier access to information is usually positive. When it comes to protecting sensitive information however, people need to be increasingly careful with what they …

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HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Audits – What this means for small providers

May 7, 2013  |  by robinp  |  Blog, EMRSOAP Services, News

On April 23, the HCCA 2013 Compliancy Institute released the initial overview of its Audit of HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification compliancy. Since December of 2012, 115 performance audits of health care providers, plans, and clearinghouses have been conducted. While the number of audits is small, the results have major implications for small providers. …

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VA needs to hire some Healthcare IT Consultants

October 22, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog, News

Lesson of the day: don’t run your practice’s IT like the VA does.  Whatever your opinions on the healthcare it provides to our veterans, the way it manages its’ data is definitively subpar. In 2006, an unencrypted hard drive with data on 26 million veterans was stolen from a VA employee’s home.  The ensuing notification …

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ePHI Communication between Practices and Patients

August 20, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog

As regularly noted, patients are concerned about their medical records going digital.  In a recent survey by the National Partnership for Women and Families, over half of respondents had trust reservations about their doctor’s abilities to protect their ePHI.  This is problematic for patient care.  Doctors should actively attempt to increase patient trust in ePHI …

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