Author Archives: Linda Allard

About Linda Allard

Linda Allard is the president of NEMT.

Audit yourself before the government does

Last year, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said it planned to audit 200 control entities and then follow up with 400 business associates in 2015. Officials there also said they had over 6,000 complaints last year. During an April … Continue reading

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Don’t mix employee data with PHI

Recently, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled that there were no grounds for the termination of an employee who was fired for accessing coworker information from the facility’s medical records system. The facility stated that the termination was … Continue reading

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What’s in your email?

These days we use email for everything. We use it to communicate with our staff, our bosses and our vendors.  The problem for those of us who work with patient documentation is the proper handling of PHI. Many facilities now … Continue reading

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Get the facts

I was recently having a conversation with a doctor that I know. We don’t do business together, but he was sharing that they were using a new EMR. During the discussion he brought up some of the concerns he had … Continue reading

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Never share your passwords

Recently we received a phone call from the IT department of a client who was having some issues with our system. During the conversation it became clear that we had an instance where someone had shared their password. It came … Continue reading

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