Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Tough Mudder aftermath and other first world health problems

I’m sick and I hurt. This is really a classic example of a first world healthcare problem. Yesterday, I woke up with a very bad cold and I ran a Tough Mudder anyway. If you’re not familiar with the Tough … Continue reading

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Future of Meaningful Use is in question

The government seems to have done it yet again. First with ICD-10 and now with Meaningful Use … it’s creating more difficulty and expense for healthcare facilities. On Aug. 29, 2014 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and … Continue reading

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Sept. 22 is right around the corner — Are you ready?

The Omnibus Rule became effective on March 26, 2013 and there were many changes.  Most of those changes needed to be in effect on Sept. 23, 2013.  However, Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) that were in place prior to Jan. 25, … Continue reading

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Don’t become a victim

I recently spent an entire day cleaning up a machine that had been compromised, which prompted me to write this article. It is my hope that some of these tips will save you time and frustration in the future. Don’t … Continue reading

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Medical identity theft is a rising threat

In case you missed it, “Fortune” had a story this week about the flip side of security breaches — medical identity theft. It’s estimated to range from $80 to $230 billion each year and an estimated 90 percent of healthcare … Continue reading

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