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Missed your SRA in 2017? Here’s How to Avoid a MIPS Penalty

First, do your HIPAA Security Risk Analysis immediately to reduce chances of a breach while maintaining compliance with all Federal reimbursement programs. With just mere days left before the March 31st MIPS submission deadline, if you have not already pulled together the necessary documentation for the previous calendar year, it is the time to do …

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Penetration Testing & Patient Portals

As healthcare providers continue to embrace technology, are patients being left vulnerable? If a recent incident at a Frisco, TX-based healthcare services company, True Health Diagnostics is any indication, then the answer is a resounding “yes.” PHI Exposed Through Web-Based Application True Health is a privately held healthcare services company specializing in comprehensive testing for …

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Meaningful Use 2015: When does the Security Risk Analysis Need to be Done?

Image Courtesy of HHS Quick History Meaningful Use (MU) is an incentive program introduced and managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help cover expenses with migrating from paper charts to electronic medical records.  It’s part of a larger incentive program derived from the 2009 “American …

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HIPAA Automation: Manage Multiple Locations and ePHI Systems With Ease

Managing an organization is hard work. And when you manage more than one location with access to ePHI (or as a Business Associate), it becomes an even harder task. Your workload and responsibilities are doubled, tripled, even quadrupled. One responsibility on your laundry list of duties involves ensuring each your locations adhere to the HIPAA …

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