Author Archives: Linda Allard

About Linda Allard

Linda Allard is the president of NEMT.

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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Audit your employees

Are you auditing your own employees? I know that I have written about this issue in the past, but it is something we all need to really be aware of and have a plan in place that we can carry … Continue reading

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