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Dental Records: Documentation and Maintenance
Patient dental records are critical in documenting a patient's care and treatment. The information contained in patient charts should be maintained in an organized, standardized fashion with clear, complete entries. Dental records must be maintained on a concurrent basis immediately after care is...  Read More
Medical Identity Theft: A Troubling Trend
The Ponemon Institute, a nationally recognized privacy research firm, recently released its Fourth Annual Patient Privacy and Data Security Study. For healthcare providers, it is probably not much of a new revelation that the study found more criminals are stealing patient records to commit medical...  Read More
HHS Office of Civil Rights Seeking Public Comment on HIPAA Audit Program
On February 24, 2014, the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced plans to submit a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for public comment on the HIPAA Audit Program.This information collection consists of a...  Read More
HIPAA Security Factoid
Accordingto the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 40% of reported healthcare data breaches involve a lost or stolen laptop or mobile device. Make sure all your portable devices,tablets, thumb drives, and external hard drives that containpatient records haveproper encryption safeguards...  Read More
Top 10 Myths of HIPAA Risk Analysis
The following is a top 10 list distinguishing fact from fiction when it comes to conducting A HIPAA Security Risk Analysis.1. The security risk analysis is optional for small providers.False. All providers who are “covered entities” under HIPAA are required to perform a risk analysis....  Read More

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