Tag Archives: Linda Allard

HIPAA help – because paper still exists

At the end of June, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that there was an $800,000 settlement in a medical records dumping case. When I read the article I was totally flabbergasted. Boxes of patients’ records were left … Continue reading

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Is your team really following your security rules?

One of our customers recently had a distribution issue on their local server and we needed to log into their system via VPN so we could help. In order to do so, we had to change our VPN password since … Continue reading

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AHDI names Integrity Award nominees

In case you missed it, the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) has announced the nominees for its 2014 Integrity Awards. We at NEMT are especially pleased because our president, Linda Allard, is up for 2014 Advocate of the Year. … Continue reading

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Boston Medical’s PHI breach – good security makes a difference

Lately if you read health care news, you will see security breaches hitting your news feed on a regular basis. There was recently a breech announced where a transcription company caused Boston Medical issues in patient documentation. I received the … Continue reading

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HIPAA on the go – how secure is your mobile device?

I can’t keep up with all the reading material that crosses my desk, but I do try to read as much as possible. Recently I read “The Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security” (http://www.ponemon.org/blog/fourth-annual-benchmark-study-on-patient-privacy-and-data-security). I found … Continue reading

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