Do the laws surrounding HIPAA relax during emergencies like the recent flooding in Texas and Florida? The answer is, “no”. HHS did release a bulletin during Hurricane Harvey, with three exceptions to a breach.
The exceptions are important to note, because if you have family struggling for healthcare during these challenging times, the last thing you need are complicated protocols in[...]
Let me share what a Notice of Privacy Practice (NPP) is along with what my findings were at this recent visit to a specialist.
A NPP is a document that is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to all new patients of a provider who is considered a “covered entity.” Along with all returning patients when there has been a change to the NPP. The [...]
This article was written the just prior to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The article highlights the concerns of many government agencies, especially with the this past weeks global cyberattacks targeting healthcare around the world.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Former Director James Comey delivered a keynote speech at The American Hospital Association Annual [...]
This past week I attended the largest Health Care Conference, HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), along with over 40,000 fellow health professionals in Orlando, Florida.
Today, I want to share many of the significant points that were made in the all-day Cybersecurity Symposium:
Health IT professionals are in great demand
Repeated theme throughout [...]
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