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Is Your EHR Safe? New Technologies for Auditing

Thursday, April 24th from 2:00 – 3:30 EST U.S. legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and HITECH outline rules governing the appropriate use of personal health information (PHI). Unfortunately, current technologies do not adequately monitor PHI use. In particular, while electronic medical records (EMR) systems maintain detailed audit logs that record each access to […]

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Tips for passing an EHR incentive audit

When CMS first announced the availability of incentive funds for eligible providers who adopted an Electronic Health Record and were not only willing to comply with all HIPAA rules and regulations as defined by HITECH and the final Omnibus rule but also with the Meaningful Use Criteria, many providers considered not applying for money. This […]

There’s a free risk assessment tool from HHS … It’s about time!

  A free HIPAA Security Risk Assessment tool from HHS? Finally ONC, in collaboration with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC), has offered a free service for covered entity’s to address the Stage 1. Risk Assessment requirements to Meaningful Use core measure 15. Covered Entities […]