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2014-09-22 23:02:53

Letter to HHS Secretary summarizes WEDI’s recommendations based on feedback from providers, health plans, self-insured plans, vendors and clearinghouses. RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced findings from its recent industry survey on the use of the unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) within...

2014-09-19 23:07:24

Firmex is pleased to announce that it is now compliant with HIPAA / HITECH regulations, as assessed by Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data in the U.S. Any company that deals with protected health information must ensure that all required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed....

2014-09-18 23:14:19

ClearDATA will be showcasing its innovative, healthcare-exclusive cloud computing platform in booth #307 at the eighth annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference, September 21-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 WHAT: ClearDATA will be showcasing its innovative, healthcare-exclusive cloud computing platform in booth #307 at the eighth annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference, September 21-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center...

2014-09-18 23:14:15

Most medical practices do not realize that they are no longer HIPAA compliant because the Omnibus 2013 HIPAA Rule changed the requirements. Total HIPAA releases updated HIPAA training and compliance documents for healthcare providers and medical practices. RALEIGH, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Total HIPAA Compliance (http://www.TotalHIPAA.com) announces the release of its updated HIPAA 2.0 for Leader and WorkForce Training and Compliance Documents for Healthcare Providers. HHS has...

2014-09-17 23:14:06

In honor of National Health IT Week Sept. 15-19, American Sentinel University details some of the must-have skills health IT professionals need for gaining a competitive edge in the current healthcare marketplace. American Sentinel offers specialization in healthcare, giving students a competitive advantage in the clinical IT environment and interested students can learn more about the university’s online informatics and technology programs at...

2014-09-17 23:13:24

"Entities are encouraged to shore up their HIPAA compliance programs in advance of the audits commencing. " Spohn Consulting crafted the following for informational purposes. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Eight hundred pre-audit questionnaires were sent out by OCR ,and audits on half of these entities will begin in the next few months. OCR has stated that unlike Phase 1 of these audits, they are increasing the number of audits, and tying this second phase of audits to fines and...

2014-09-16 08:31:40

Recognized by 4 associations in 2014, SecurityMetrics HIPAA service praised for effectiveness OREM, Utah, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reporting an average of 166,000 records breached per week in 2014, the healthcare industry desperately needs Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and general network security assistance. SecurityMetrics Guided HIPAA Compliance supports the protection of patient...

2014-09-15 23:08:46

AudioEducator is conducting a live audio conference on the complexities of coding and billing of foot care. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Foot care coding and billing has always been tricky and controversial because of medical necessity requirements from Medicare and other commercial insurance carriers. Most number of insurance carriers only reimburse for the treatment of conditions of the foot, and not for the preventive care. For instance,...

2014-09-12 23:09:06

Digirad® steps up to further safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI) with a comprehensive program in 27 locations nationwide Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Anaseed, a high growth company specializing in HIPAA Omnibus regulation program compliance and training, announced that Digirad Corporation (“Digirad”; Nasdaq: DRAD) has selected and is using Anaseed’s Live Compliance Platform to manage complex HIPAA regulations for Digirad’s nationwide network of customers....

2014-09-11 08:29:02

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinx Ltd., the innovative leader in enterprise fraud management announced today the general availability of its healthcare solution which ensures patient privacy and compliance with HIPAA and other government regulations. Securing the privacy of over 70 million patient records at major hospitals, clinics and insurers in three continents, Intellinx's Healthcare Solution now includes proven business rules for...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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