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What If Employees Refuse the Vaccine?

In healthcare, we want to assume that we are collectively working to advance medicine and whatever the latest developments are, well we want “in”. What if that development is the COVID-19 vaccine and as it turns out, someone on your team isn’t interested? According to a survey done by the Pew Research Center, not all Americans felt […]

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Potential Changes Ahead

The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule that could be substantial. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposal stated it was to “remove barriers to, coordinated care and individual engagement” and was issued last week. Addressing standards of the rule may limit and/or discourage care […]

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HITECH Act

This week we’re taking a look at the HITECH Act and an overview of what it is and how it relates to HIPAA. Formed in 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was introduced as part of an economic stimulus package to promote and expand the awareness and adoption of […]

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Vaccination Scams

It hasn’t even been available for a minute and we’re already being warned about scams surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination.  With healthcare being a huge target for cybercrime already, this isn’t surprising. Consumers should be aware of phone calls, text messages, social media links and posts, emails, and even in person tactics that will be used […]

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Notification Rule

Timing is Everything A data breach within your business. You think it won’t happen, you hope it doesn’t happen, but what if it does happen? What are your next steps? Like most things in healthcare, timing is essential. You need to think quickly and act swiftly during a time when your head might not be […]

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