From the Desk of Matt Fisher – ICYMI
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(Multiple) Malware Leads to HIPAA Settlement
After a bit of a lull, meaning pretty much a full calendar quarter, the Office for Civil Rights is back with another HIPAA settlement. The newest settlement involves Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) and a malware incident. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Building New Healthcare Pathways
Healthcare is experiencing a lot of turmoil over the best way to interact with patients and provide access to care. The tension centers around sticking to traditional models against going full steam into a fully technology-enabled world. The arguable fight over the culture of healthcare may have distracted attention from finding a sweet spot (at least for now) for the intersection of healthcare and medicine. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
Encouraging Regulatory Compliance
Concerns about the scope of compliance with a growing host of regulations in healthcare are mounting. It is fully acknowledged that healthcare is subject to a myriad of regulations that often create confusing, if not contradictory requirements for organizations. However, many of those same regulations are also designed to drive certain operational requirements that theoretically (or sometimes practically) create real benefits or positive impacts for individuals. With that in mind, what can be done to drive better compliance? Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
What is Privacy?
Privacy is an important topic of discussion, consideration, deliberation, or any other word that can be used to say it is front and center. The focus on privacy has been growing as technology expands and creates more data. Privacy is so important though because there needs to be an understanding of what should happen with data. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
What Controls Privacy?: Complex Tangle in Adolescent Care
Caring for adolescents is already complex given all of the changes that children experience as they grow up. The complexity arises not just with the delivery of care though. Clinicians and organizations also face a number of challenges concerning access to patient records. The issue becomes tangled because pediatric patients are not legal adults, which in many instances means a parent or legal guardian has legal authority or control over the individual and full rights of access on their own to the records of the adolescent patient. Continue reading on HealthIT Answers.
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