Healthcare Technology Blog

Thoughts & ideas about healthcare tech from My IT

  • HIPAA Best Practices for Doctors’ Offices
    November 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the “police” that enforce HIPAA’s policies, report that most of the $67 million (and growing) in fines “stem from im...
  • Sending PHI via Mobile Devices – a Big HIPAA No-No
    July 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    I rocked the boat with some of my medical friends when I emailed them my blog post, Can I Text ePHI?, which basically told them that they could NOT te...
  • Are Your Business Associates HIPAA Complaint or a Risk?
    June 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Since 2013 when Congress passed the Omnibus Rule, business associates (BAs) dealing with medical entities have been held to the same standards for pro...
  • What is HIPAA? Why Should You Care and What You Need to Know.
    October 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM
    HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which first appeared in 1996. Initially, HIPAA’s vagueness made if confusing...
  • 3 Biggest Cybersecurity Mistakes Medical Practices Make
    May 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Healthcare is no longer just about curing ailing patients. Medicine requires securing your patient’s Protected Health Information (PHI).Even though HI...
  • 9 Reasons Why Small Medical Practices are Most Vulnerable to a Cyber-Attack
    April 13, 2017 at 4:00 AM
    As my team and I talk to different medical practices, we are amazed how many of them are oblivious to HIPAA regulations and just how vulnerable they a...
  • Debunking 13 HIPPA Technology Myths
    March 9, 2017 at 5:00 AM
    Although HIPAA is the law, many people have numerous misconceptions and myths they hold onto about HIPAA. Let me dispel the top 13 HIPAA Technology My...
  • 12 HIPPA Mistakes Your Medical Practice is Making (and How to Fix Them)
    February 16, 2017 at 5:00 AM
    Praying that the federal government doesn’t knock on your door for an audit isn’t a good plan, nor is hoping you never have a breach. If that is the e...
  • Can I Text ePHI?
    January 5, 2017 at 5:00 AM
    We get this question from our healthcare clients frequently – can I text ePHI (Electronic Private Health Information)?Simply put, no.This may surprise...
  • Difference Between EMR & HER and How to Protect Both
    December 27, 2016 at 5:00 AM
    While most people use the two acronyms EMR and EHR interchangeably, there is a difference between them. Also, how you must protect each varies as well...
  • 11 Steps You Legally Must Do to Protect ePHI & PHI
    December 8, 2016 at 5:00 AM
    First off, let’s make sure we’re on the same page with what is PHI. PHI stands for Protected Health Information and ePHI is the electronic form of tha...
  • Has Your IT Firm asked you to Sign a BAA?
    November 17, 2016 at 5:00 AM
    In 2013 as part of the Omnibus Rule, the United States government began to require all Business Associates to follow HIPAA guidelines. A Business Asso...
  • Use the Meaningful Use Tax Incentive for Your Electronic Medical Record Technology? What You Must Do Legally.
    October 27, 2016 at 4:00 AM
    As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) enacted on February 17, 2009, Congress created a tax incentive program called Meaningful ...

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