Pokémon Go Poses Privacy and Security Concern for Healthcare Providers
Jul21

Pokémon Go Poses Privacy and Security Concern for Healthcare Providers

Pokemon Go has thousand of players roaming streets, parks, and even workplaces—healthcare providers included—which has health privacy experts concerned.

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CMS Eases Meaningful Use Requirements in Proposed Rule

A new proposed rule would reduce the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program reporting period for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals.

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Audio: Hiring an Outpatient Coding Professional

Good outpatient coding professionals can be hard to find. Learn more about recruiting—and keeping—
the good ones.

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Information Release to Patient Families and Caregivers: What Does HITECH/HIPAA Actually Say?
Jul01

Information Release to Patient Families and Caregivers: What Does HITECH/HIPAA Actually Say?

While HIPAA has clear guidelines about who can and cannot receive information, it is not a one-size-fits-all regulation since it designates much of the decision making to the covered entity’s “professional judgement.”

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AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard
Jun20

AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.

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