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PROTECTIVE PATTY – A HIPAA Cautionary Tale

Patty has been the office manager at Dr. White’s office for the past 20 years.  She runs a taught ship and everyone in the office knows that “what-she-says—Goes!”  Patty is reliable, accurate and committed to the success of the practice. She watches Dr. White’s bottom-line and is mindful to keep accounts receivable at a bare […]

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Healthcare Facility under Cyber Attack and How to Avoid being Held to Ransom

Ransom? In the Healthcare Facility? No way! Yes way— read on and discover what you need to know to avoid this internet—computer software blunder. First let’s talk about a big “win” for patients: The new HIPAA Omnibus Rules aggressively protect patient records. These rules apply to the Healthcare Facility setting. All Healthcare Facilities must comply! […]

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HIPAA – Which Employees Must Complete HIPAA Training?

Hipaa, What is actually required? Each employee needs to have a certificate or worksheet proving that they have been trained and are aware of their obligation to protect patient PHI, know the correct protocols when handling this information over the internet and in electronic format or on computers, telephones, etc.  There also needs to be written […]

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