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Medicare Fraud: Is Your Personal Health Information at Risk?

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What happens when malicious individuals get ahold of your Medicare information?  They sell it and make a bundle – in fact, your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Medicare fraud

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Improving Patient Safety through the Meaningful Use of Certified EHR Technology

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The benefits of EHR (electronic health records) are undeniable and significant.  According to a recent ONC (Office of the National Health Coordinator) presentation at Health IT Week, health providers that implement the principles of meaningful use – including computerized order

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HIPAA Hi-Tech: Is your Email Program HIPAA Compliant?

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The HIPAA safeguards principles state that individually identifiable health information should be protected with reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability and to prevent unauthorized or inappropriate access or disclosure. And, while privacy rules allow

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HIPAA Security Dollars and Sense: Just How Much Does a Breach Cost?

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Health care providers are subject to stringent regulatory requirements around patient privacy, and HIPAA security protocols are designed to protect both patients and providers.  “Breach” is a scary word, typically conjuring up visions of malicious individuals hacking into systems and

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Electronic Healthcare Records: Protecting Patient Privacy through Secure Digital File Transfer

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Electronic healthcare records have revolutionized the healthcare industry with respect to how care is delivered and compensated. The benefits of electronic healthcare records abound – care providers can improve the quality and convenience of patient care along with diagnostic accuracy

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