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Make Sure Your HR Policies Discourage HIPAA Violations
We often think of IT departments when we think of meeting HIPAA regulations, but the heart of compliance is in human resources.
Train Your Patients on Safe Use of Portals
Even if you're totally HIPAA compliant and know that your portal is secure, your patients may not be so sure.
Catch HIPAA Violations before Privacy is Compromised
Some HIPAA violations can be caught and fixed before the damage is done. Here are a few ways to do so.
Four HIPAA Violations Practices Accidentally Make
Some HIPAA violations are obvious, but others can be less so and easy to miss. Here are four.
Patients Need Good Passwords, Too
Password security isn't just for providers. Practices should make sure its patients are using tough passwords when using their patient portal.
The Most Vital 12-15 Characters in a Medical Practice
Choosing good passwords and protecting them is a small but key part of guarding your patients’ protected health information.
Your Patient’s Data, But Not Your Breach
Here’s what you do when a HIPAA violation affects your patients, but is the fault of one of your business partners.
When Protected Health Information Walks Out the Door
Lost laptops, tablets, and phones are among the most common ways patient privacy is breached. Here’s what to do if it happens to you.
EHRs Can Save You Money, Too
Practices do not just have to use staff members to improve their financial situation. The EHR can also be a huge help.
Using Staff to Improve Your Bottom Line
Looking for ways to increase practice profits? You may find the answer on your payroll.
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