PayerBig Data and Privacy Stay in the Headlines as Stakeholders Up the Ante on COVID Mandates
"Some of the findings may sound crazy, but in 2021, it's not far from reality in the insurance industry," says...
Covid-19New Montana Law Sows Confusion, Defiance Over School Quarantines
The law says businesses and governmental entities can't treat people differently based on vaccination status.
TechnologyApple Aims to Push More Patient Data to Doctors. But Who Can Gauge Its Impact on Health?
While some doctors appreciate seeing records of home-monitored blood pressure, exercise and the like between visits, for others the data...
Covid-19A Quarter of US Hospitals, and Counting, Demand Workers Get Vaccinated. But Not Here.
At least seven states have enacted laws to prevent COVID vaccine mandates or so-called vaccine passports that would provide proof...
Covid-19A California Bill Would Limit Protests at Vaccination Sites. Does It Violate the First Amendment?
The measure was introduced after protesters briefly shut down a mass vaccination clinic at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium in January.
Human ResourcesDisgruntled Employees and New Privacy Regulations—How to Mitigate Rising Risks
Organizations that want to future-proof their business should consider going the extra mile by building a 'culture of privacy.'
Clinical CareQ&A: Shredding Documents After Scanning
Mary D. Brandt, MBA, RHIA, CHE, CHPS, a healthcare consultant specializing in healthcare regulatory compliance and operations improvement, answers when...
TechnologyReport: Healthcare Hacking Incidents Rose 42% in 2020
The study found that hacking incidents increased for the fifth consecutive year.
TechnologyIllinois Healthcare Provider Experiences Security Incident Affecting 65K Individuals
Mobile Anesthesiologists worked with outside cybersecurity professionals to look into the incident.
TechnologySaint Alphonsus Health System Suffers Breach Impacting More Than 134K Individuals
Saint Alphonsus emailed potentially impacted individuals to notify them of the information that may have been accessed during the breach.
StrategyHHS Extends Public Comment Period for HIPAA Privacy Rule Modifications
The proposed changes to the longstanding HIPAA Privacy Rule focus heavily on individuals' right to access protected health information (PHI).
TechnologyEncryption for Google Drive, Dropbox
Apple will not sign a BAA even after the flurry of news around what Apple offers to the healthcare sector.