Never-Ending Data Breaches—It’s Time to Stop Hackers in Their Tracks!
Oct16

Never-Ending Data Breaches—It’s Time to Stop Hackers in Their Tracks!

Anthem has recently agreed to pay $16 million to OCR for a breach that affected almost 79 million people—merely the beginning of the costs associated with recovering from a breach of this magnitude. The hackers are winning the game; current information and security approaches just aren’t cutting it and healthcare organizations are no doubt at risk.

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“Reasonable Steps” to Avoid Sanctions for the Loss of Electronically Stored Information
Oct12

“Reasonable Steps” to Avoid Sanctions for the Loss of Electronically Stored Information

There is no single compilation of what reasonable steps a party might take to avoid the loss of electronically stored information or the imposition of related sanctions for such a loss.

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Data and the Drug Crisis (Part 1 of 2)
Oct11

Data and the Drug Crisis (Part 1 of 2)

The opioid crisis has generated much data to monitor the problem and analyze its scope and trends. Statistics can describe the demographics of the opioid addict, describe the source and type of drug abuse, and aggregate data to assess the extent of the opioid crisis.

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Understanding Spine-Related Coding
Oct10

Understanding Spine-Related Coding

Whether caused by a degenerative disease process or trauma, most spinal conditions result in significant pain requiring medical and/or surgical treatment.

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National Health Center Report: The State of EHR Implementation and Utilization
Oct03

National Health Center Report: The State of EHR Implementation and Utilization

In August, the US Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program released the 2017 National Health Center Data, which included data on the adoption of health information technology and capabilities.

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What Can Happen If a Website Is Not ‘Accessible?’
Sep28

What Can Happen If a Website Is Not ‘Accessible?’

It is common for healthcare providers and business associates to have websites—which may be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or analogous state laws.

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