Category Archives: Business

Understanding the business of healthcare information

Bring your vendor into your BAAs

As a vendor, Business Associate Agreements (BAA) are something that I am very familiar with.  Our business deals with PHI directly in order to provide the services we offer. This means that we need to have a signed BAA with … Continue reading

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Interoperability: Feds force everyone to play nicely in the sandbox

There’s usually a “buzz” at conferences around whatever the top one or two trending hot topics are but it was lacking at AHIMA in New Orleans during the last days of September. NEMT CEO Linda Sullivan Certainly preoccupation with the … Continue reading

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Networking: A 15 minute call could save you …

This past week I had the pleasure of attending AHIMA’s Security and Privacy Institute.  I spent two days listening to amazing speakers talk about different areas of HIPAA and security in regard to protecting PHI. A side benefit, and one … Continue reading

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Interoperability – easier said than done

Interoperability, one of the key themes at HIMSS in April, is the next frontier for healthcare organizations once the ICD-10 hurdle is vaulted. That’s easier said than done. NEMT had a recent experience of attempting to disconnect a series of … Continue reading

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Listening to ALL the players

Back in the day, selling transcription services was a conversation that usually started and ended with the person who more often than not held the title of Medical Records Director. Enter HITECH in 2009, fast forward to 2015 and the … Continue reading

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