HIPAA breach notification rule changes
September 19, 2013

HIPAA Breach Notification Rule Changes

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The new HIPAA Omnibus Rule developed by the Department of Health and Human Services has several important provisions for professionals who must remain compliant with HIPAA regulations. One of these changes involves the alterations to the Breach Notification Rule. Compliance with the new guidelines went into effect on March 26, 2013, and providers must be in total compliance by September 23, 2013. Assumption of Breach Notification Under the new guidelines, a breach requiring notificati

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Obamacare or Affordable Care Act
September 10, 2013

What Is Obamacare or Affordable Care Act?

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A Background Although there are many news stories and other sources of information floating around about Obamacare, understanding the truth behind this healthcare reform is important for realizing the actual impact it can have on your life. Obamacare is also known as Health Care reform and sets up the framework for a national health care plan improving some fundamental issues underlying health care in the United States.  Although the law is often referred to as Obamacare, t

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Electronic medical records and Electronic health records
July 5, 2013

What are Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records?

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Electronic health records and electronic medical records refer to the digital storage of your health data at your doctor's office. Over time, more offices have been adopting technology that allows them to collect and store electronic data. As more offices make the move to electronic records, vast amounts of patient data will be available at the click of a button, which will be much more easily retrieved than previous methods. Slow To Adopt Although so

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