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Year End Predictions: Any Privacy or Security Surprises?
As 2021 starts to quickly draw to a close, instead of focusing on what could happen in 2022, what could the remaining roughly month and a half of this year have in store? Any crystal ball will always admittedly be murky in most instances, but that is arguably where some of the fun can come in too. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Design and Implementation: Security Focal Points
Security will only be as good as the design and implementation behind it. Acknowledging those realities is important to help ensure that security is actually built into systems and that data are actually protected. However, what is behind those concepts? That is where the nuance will arise. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
How Should Healthcare be Delivered?
How should patients be able to access healthcare services? The question is becoming more nuanced given the growth and expansion of telehealth. Prior to COVID-19 driving the implementation of telehealth, access to healthcare services had largely been the same for years. Access focused on patients going to a physician’s office, a hospital, or other facility. The common thread was physically going somewhere. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
HIPAA and Pro Sports: Let’s Get the Record Straight
The spotlight continues to shine brightly on HIPAA, especially as an excuse, when it comes to professional athletes responding to questions around COVID vaccine status. The most recent string of erroneous responses started strongly over the summer when NFL training camps kicked into gear. As players returned and the league indicated its intentions for health safety, questions were often posed to players to find where they all stood. Before diving into a bit from my perspective, I encourage readers to check out a similar article by Charles Curtis on ForTheWin with USA Today where I was able to provide some perspective. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Record Access and HIPAA Settlements
The Office for Civil Rights announced its twentieth HIPAA right of access settlement on September 10, 2021, which continues the initiative that has been a primary focal point of enforcement for the past couple of years. The stream of settlements doesn’t seem to have changed behavior though. The concern was best stated in a recent tweet from Lucia Savage: Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
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