Healthcare News & Insights

How to avoid HIPAA violations while using social media

For healthcare professionals, exercising a certain level of care can prevent most HIPAA violations on social media. Taking care not to divulge personal information or health details about patients is a big step in the right direction. Keeping an eye out for less obvious violations is also important. In this guest post, Melanie Purkis, product […] [MORE]

Compliant physician texting in a HIPAA compliant healthcare environment

A breakdown in communication could be tied to more than 60% of all reported sentinel events in 2011, according to The Joint Commission (TJC). That’s a lot of unnecessary death or serious injuries that better communication could prevent. 

Hospitals pay $10.1M for alleged False Claims Act violations

A group of Florida hospitals has agreed to pay the federal government $10.1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA).

State Medicaid agency settles HIPAA case for big bucks

Want to save your hospital a ton of money? Make sure your facility has the best possible policies and procedures in place to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI). Alaska’s Medicaid agency is wishing it had.

One dumb move nets first civil HIPAA fine

The feds have issued the first civil fine for a HIPAA violation — and it’s a doozy.