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10 Myths and Facts about HIPAA and Meaningful Security Risk Analysis

Conducting  a security risk analysis to meet the standards of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule is included in the meaningful use requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The following areas addresses some of the common myths about conducting

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6 Reasons Healthcare Systems Fear Social Media

There are over 5,700 registered hospital systems in the United States. A recent survey of hospitals  determined less than 1,600 systems participate in social media*. That means less than 30% of US  hospitals are involved in the social conversation. Why? For smaller hospital systems the answer could be very simple

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Engagement: Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations on Top Three Social Media Platforms

The top platforms used in healthcare systems are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. In this session we will examine the best practices in Healthcare for the first three social networks (YouTube will be the subject of a separate webinar). Keeping a focus on the concerns of HIPAA

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Social Media Compliance for Healthcare Organisations

Social Media Compliance for Healthcare Organisations: Webinar Series Session 1: Social Media Trends, Best Practices and Compliance for Healthcare Professionals Social media has become a part of everyday life for most Americans. 91% of Americans have a Facebook page, and 41 million check their profiles daily.* This

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Do I need to address all identified security risks?

Before conducting meaningful security risk analysis of ePHI, it is important that practitioners clearly understand the terminologies: Risk is the level of exposure and potential impact of threats on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Threats are all factors that can have a

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Meaningful Use Security Risk Analysis for Healthcare Providers

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 under the  Administrative Safeguards provision states that all covered entities are required to perform risk analysis as part of their security management processes. The risk analysis and management provisions of the Security Rule help determine which security measures are reasonable

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