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Don’t let your practice get stung by ‘snooping’

Don’t let your practice get stung by ‘snooping’ This article was originally featured on  Medical Practice Insider, read it here When physicians hear the term “data breach,” they typically think of the headline-grabbing security breaches at major retailers like Target … Continue reading

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Legal Health Record vs. Designated Record Set: A Guide to Reconciling Your Approach to PHI Disclosure

Legal Health Record vs. Designated Record Set: A Guide to Reconciling Your Approach to PHI Disclosure For years healthcare organizations have struggled to define their legal health records and align them with the designated record set required by the HIPAA … Continue reading

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CEO-to-CEO – 3 Privacy, Security & Compliance Risk Management Items of Interest

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series CEO-to-CEO

CEO-to-CEO – 3 Privacy, Security & Compliance Risk Management Items of Interest At the risk of being called ‘master of the obvious’, privacy, security and compliance risk management has become critically important to healthcare organizations and most of their vendors.  These … Continue reading

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Learning to Share: Is Information Exchange Among Providers the Next Great Privacy Challenge?

Learning to Share: Is Information Exchange Among Providers the Next Great Privacy Challenge? By Michelle Caswell, JD  We are happy to welcome Michelle Caswell to the Clearwater family. As a former investigator for OCR, her insights into “the OCR point of … Continue reading

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How group health plans can ensure HIPAA compliance

How group health plans can ensure HIPAA compliance This article was also featured in Compliance Today:  How Group Health Plans can ensure HIPAA Compliance Because not every group health plan (GHP) must comply with all the provisions of the Omnibus Final Rule, … Continue reading

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Medical ID Theft – Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Medical ID Theft – Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You Attention all healthcare organizations: In case you haven’t noticed, your data is under siege from increasingly prevalent and sophisticated threats. Cyber-attacks aimed at stealing protected health information (PHI) are … Continue reading

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Top 5 Steps to Prevent PHI Hacks

Top 5 Steps to Prevent PHI Hacks With Hack Attacks Occurring at an Alarming Rate, How Are You Gearing Up to Combat Medical ID Theft? The business of healthcare fraud is booming, fueling an outbreak of medical ID theft and … Continue reading

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Group plans more susceptible than ever to security violations

Group plans more susceptible than ever to security violations Many healthcare executives fall prey to two common misconceptions about data breaches: that the only companies making headlines for lax data security are big retailers like Target and that the biggest … Continue reading

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Trust – Are You Building It or Breaking It?

Trust – Are You Building It or Breaking It?  In a recent edition of The Keckley Report, Paul Keckley, PHD, tackles the issue of trust within healthcare. He opens with the truism that public trust is hard to build and … Continue reading

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When the Whistle Blows, How Will Your Organization Respond?

When the Whistle Blows, How Will Your Organization Respond? Have you considered the privacy, security and compliance risk from whistleblowers or disgruntled employees? It’s a question we ask attendees during our HIPAA-HITECH Risk Management BootCamp™ events. And it’s an important … Continue reading

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