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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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Obamacare and HIPAA Compliance: Overcoming Enrollment Woes through Email Encryption

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With the March 31st open enrollment deadline ominously imminent, Americans are scrambling in droves to select qualified health insurance plans to be compliant with newly imposed National Health Care Act requirements.  This mandate affects not only those who are uninsured

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