Audits Are Only One Way of Coming Under the HIPAA Microscope

Now that the 2015 HIPAA Audits have begun, organizations are reevaluating their HIPAA compliance posture. This is a good thing being that an organization will have very little time to respond to pre-audit and audit inquiries from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).   On the other hand, some organizations are evaluating the risk of…

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Nurses turning to smartphones for clinical advice

Huge majorities making use of apps, according to new ‘microsurvey’ “The hospital gets very busy and there isn’t always someone available to bounce ideas off of,” said one nurse, responding to a recent poll that found that a whopping 88 percent of RNs consult with their mobile devices at work. “It’s often easier to get…

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5 health IT trends set to shake up industry

Patients can actually begin to care for themselves – relieve the burden of the delivery system and get a better result For those healthcare providers still resistant to technology, you’ve got a problem on your hands: You’re going to be left behind. This is where healthcare it going – with or without you.   That’s…

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