HIPPA security compliance
June 23, 2016

6 Simple Ways to Improve HIPPA Security Compliance at Your Practice

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Recently, a small orthopedic practice in the US was penalized by HHS for flouting HIPPA rules and compromising on the security of patient data. The practice had failed to procure the services of a specialized provider to secure its network resulting in a serious breach. In yet another incident, a healthcare insurance company had to pay a hefty fine of $1.5 million and, at the same time, find itself listed in the “Wall of Shame” on the OCR website for its failure to carry out a comprehensive

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June 15, 2016

8 Surefire Signs That You Need a New EHR

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EHR was rolled out amid much fan-fare in the US. It was seen as a magic-wand that would tackle core issues that were hampering patient care and streamline the entire healthcare delivery process. But unfortunately, EHR has fallen short of its expectations and, in fact, as per a recent survey, nearly 40 percent of the respondents are very unhappy with their current EHR. What’s more, 30 percent of the respondents have confessed that they are planning to replace the existing

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patient safety issues
May 17, 2016

Top Patient Safety Issues that Hospitals Should Focus on in 2016

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Healthcare has made giant strides towards improving the safety of patients in recent years. Besides bringing down error rates drastically, healthcare practices have reduced hospital–acquired conditions by 17 percent, leading to 87,000 fewer patient deaths over the last five years. However, there is still scope for improvement. This blog talks about some of the potential patient safety issues that hospitals should focus on this year. 1. Medication errors: Regarded as one of the most

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