Ask yourself this: How many people should actually report directly to your organization’s chief executive officer?
Listen in to the story of the “safety” of PHI at Holland Eye Surgery and Laser Center, which discovered that a hacker began accessing their electronic records in 2016 and, that over time, more than 42,000 patients’ PHI was exposed.
It’s 2:45. Do you know where your medical records are?
It’s 2:45. Do you know where your medical records are? A week or so ago, I filled in endless new-patient paperwork. When I handed the clipboard and forms back, I noticed that other patients’ forms were spread across the counter, easy for anyone to read. I asked about their process to assure the safety of […]
A physician raises honest criticism or files a heartfelt complaint concerning another member of the medical staff or another member of her group. She’s fired!
Modern office machines, from copiers to printers to maybe even label makers have memory devices, and those devices may be chock full of protected health information.
Dr. Bob, the group’s compliance officer, has HIPAA on his mind almost all the time, that is, when he’s not thinking about coding or Stark or the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. So he made sure that his notebook computer’s disk drive was encrypted. And, at the end of the computer’s useful life, he took care to […]
The next thing you know she was fired.
Unfortunately, it’s an all too uncommon experience.
A physician raises honest criticism or files a heartfelt complaint concerning another member of the medical staff or another member of her group. She’s fired.