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August 25, 2016

Healthcare: Encrypting Data in Transit for Compliance Is Easy

According to a HIMMS survey report, less than half non-acute providers encrypt patient information when moving it from one place to another, and about a third of acute-care aren’t encrypting data in transit as well. From the report: “This means that the providers that are not encrypting data are sending protected healt…Read More »

August 18, 2016

Best Practices: Emailing Patient Records in Compliance with HIPAA

In January 2016, the HIPAA regulation got more teeth in the area of providing patients their medical records on request (files, notes, diagnostic images, lab results, C-CDAs). The US Department of Health and Human Services published detailed FAQs regarding patients rights with respect to requesting their medical records fr…Read More »

August 16, 2016

Weighing the Challenges and Benefits of Dental EHRs

Originally published in Dentist’s Money Digest Last week’s column revealed that, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, 83% of physicians nationwide have adopted electronic health record systems. Meaningful use incentive programs are considered one of the main factors for th…Read More »

August 9, 2016

Digital Divide: Why Don’t More Dentists Use EHRs?

Originally published in Dentist’s Money Digest A report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT reveals that 83% of physicians countrywide have adopted electronic health record systems. So while the adoption rate has been slow over the past few years, it is progressing. It’s a different story, how…Read More »

August 2, 2016

Salesforce Service Cloud and HIPAA Compliance

Q: My company sells to the healthcare industry.  Is it a HIPAA violation when my Customer Service Rep replies to a support ticket on Service Cloud?  I mean, Salesforce is HIPAA compliant, right? A: You very well may be in violation of HIPAA standards.  Here’s why. Yes, the Salesforce platform itself can be made H…Read More »