ER Nurse Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Record Access, Hit Man Plot

A former Cleveland Clinic emergency room nurse faces a 12-year prison sentence for trying to hire an ER patient as a hit man, using illegal access of medical records to further the plot.

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Planning for the Unthinkable: AHIMA Introduces Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit

AHIMA’s new “Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit” incorporates key HIM principles such as records management, disclosure of protected health information, retention, and confidentiality for paper and electronic records, both of which are at risk in disaster situations.

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Taking a Proactive Approach to Cyber Security

Organizations of all sizes—including hospitals and other healthcare providers—face increasing risk of cyber hackers from both inside and outside their organizations, according to a new report.

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ONC Issues Plans to Accelerate HIE Expansion

Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to new data touted by the federal government.

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Lack of EHR Training Results in Patients’ Exposure to Hepatitis B

A Boston hospital’s failure to train contracted dialysis nurses on its electronic health record (EHRs) system resulted in the exposure of 13 patients to hepatitis B, according to a Massachusetts health department investigation.

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