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Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt is a freelance writer based in Birmingham, Ala. Her work has appeared in publications including Newsweek, The New Physician, Muse, Parents, USA Today, and the Washington Post. E-mail her at editor@physicianspractice.com.

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Your practice is a favorite target for cyberattacks. Here are steps you can take to avoid being victimized by these crimes.

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With cyberattacks and breaches of patient data becoming disturbingly common, cyber-security insurance might be worth the cost.

It's a hard call, but sometimes you have to let someone go at your practice. Here are few signs it's time to let go.

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HIPAA can be a headache for patients, too. Here are some things you can do to calm the waters when patients object to HIPAA restrictions.

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The ins and outs of when you can legally disclose patient information and when you can't aren't always obvious. Here's a little guidance.

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We often think of IT departments when we think of meeting HIPAA regulations, but the heart of compliance is in human resources.

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Even if you're totally HIPAA compliant and know that your portal is secure, your patients may not be so sure.

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Some HIPAA violations can be caught and fixed before the damage is done. Here are a few ways to do so.

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Some HIPAA violations are obvious, but others can be less so and easy to miss. Here are four.

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Password security isn't just for providers. Practices should make sure its patients are using tough passwords when using their patient portal.

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