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Windows 10 upgrade deadline approaching

Let me start by saying that I’m not encouraging anyone to upgrade to Windows 10.  The operating system you use is a personal choice like the car you choose.  There is no wrong answer.  I just want to make sure … Continue reading

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Here come the HIPAA audits

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) started phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program on March 21, 2016.  Phase 2 will primarily be desk audits but depending on what they find, there will be some on-site audits as well. The … Continue reading

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Stop nagging me!

Microsoft seems to be good at getting on our nerves.  I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being reminded about upgrading to Windows 10 (free until July 29, 2016). While it would be nice if Microsoft made it … Continue reading

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The most dreaded word: ‘breach’

So, what is a breach according to HIPAA? A breach is, generally, an impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of protected health information (PHI) such that the use or disclosure poses a … Continue reading

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‘Skype on steroids:’ iPads battle healthcare costs

I recently attended a healthcare summit near Washington, D.C. that included a segment on telehealth. The use of iPads and other tablets in healthcare has been a growing trend and all over the country, hospitals and agencies have been experimenting … Continue reading

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