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The Value-Based Enterprise Conversation Series: Informed

As the healthcare industry continues shifting to value-based care delivery, nurturing and maintaining an informed health system is more important than ever. Organizations that expect to thrive in this evolving environment must demonstrate an awareness of what they need to know now as well as in the future and possess the infrastructure to acquire and manage the continuous flow of relevant data. 1,773 more words

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10 tips to protect yourself during an audit

  1. Give them exactly what they ask for: While you must keep documents for six years, to show a history of your program, it is important to stay within the realm of what they have requested. 
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Repercussions of failed compliance

Punishments for failing to comply to HIPAA laws can be devastating to a clinic. The government will continue to strictly enforce HIPAA violations by fining health care facilities lacking written, documented, trained, and agreed to policies. 346 more words

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Choosing the right compliance officer

How much consideration did you give to choosing your compliance officer?

The thought process for choosing a compliance officer takes more consideration than you might think! 423 more words

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Securing mobile devices—a HIPAA requirement!

New guidelines may help you avoid fines relative to unsecured mobile device breaches.

All offices need to know that the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has developed an outline for healthcare organizations to implement and monitor mobile device security. 247 more words

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What method do you use to organize your HIPAA compliance program?

I have long felt that the utilization of a table of contents relative to your HIPAA compliance manual is the starting point for outlining the components of your HIPAA compliance program. 230 more words

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The HealthKit Revolution, Part 2: Piloting Health Apps

During the past few years, providers have found it challenging to engage patients in their own care plans. Ironically, one of the primary hindrances to greater patient involvement is technology. 493 more words