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Did you know… In Minnesota, 95% of clinics with EHRs are e-prescribing.
Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Information Technology, MN HIT Ambulatory Clinic Survey, 2012.

How to Investigate a Suspected Breach

To manage incidents and suspected breaches: Adopt a policy and a well-defined process to clearly identify: 1. What constitutes a breach? 2. Report to ? 3. Steps for staff incident and breach response Have on hand: 1. Investigation forms to … Continue reading

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Medical Identity Theft On the Rise

The number of identity theft victims increased 20% in the past year with an estimated 313,000 new cases of medical identity theft. HCPro HIPAA Update on Ponemon Institute’s 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft. As a result the number of individuals who … Continue reading

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Notice of Privacy Practices Templates Available

Model notices of privacy practices are available in three customizable styles for your covered entity or health plan. A collaboration between The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the National Coordinator use of these … Continue reading

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Business Associate Agreement Decision Tree

WEDI Business Associate Agreement Decision Tree  

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5 steps to protect patient privacy

1. Update policies and procedures to include mobile devices and BYOD. This is especially critical if your organization permits employees and medical staff to use their own mobile devices to connect to their networks or enterprise systems such as email. 2. … Continue reading

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