What Is HIPAA Compliance and Where Is It Taking Health IT?
Digital technology makes healthcare organizations more effective and efficient, reducing the potential for human error and speeding clinical communications. But it can also threaten patient privacy. Congress recognized this risk in the mid-90s — a decade before smartphones and nearly...Read More »
COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerates Telehealth Adoption: New Regulatory Changes
After over a decade of limited Telehealth use, the regulatory nudge to innovate patient care delivery is finally here. The Public Health Emergency (PHE), due to COVID-19, has presented the healthcare industry with the opportunity to utilize and receive payment...Read More »
How to Become HIPAA Compliant (Step-by-Step Guide)
Customer privacy and cybersecurity are critical issues for most industries, but none more than healthcare. Thanks to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), health data is highly protected. It’s also the most valuable data on the black market,...Read More »
Using Virtual Care & Patient Communication Before, During, and After a COVID-19 Diagnosis
Telemedicine has been around much longer than the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this is the first time it’s been used to respond to a massive public health crisis. There are hundreds of scenarios around incorporating telehealth consultations and treatments into practice;...Read More »