Two hospital employees have been fired for illegally accessing the electronic health record (EHR) of a Massachusetts physician who was being treated for Ebola in the facility’s isolation unit.
The HIPAA violation was discovered by Nebraska Medical Center officials conducting an audit of their EHR system, according to a statement released by the Omaha, NE-based facility.
Tune in to this monthly online coding column from Melanie Endicott to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month’s column discusses the greater specificity of ICD-10-CM in tracking breast cancer.
This month’s video extra shines a light on three places HIM professionals can look for hoarded data.
The healthcare industry isn’t alone in its pursuit of information governance. Technology is forcing all records-intensive industries to look for new, innovative ways to capture and preserve relevant elements of data.
Using Governance to Manage Information Assets and Prevent Digital Data AValanches