Technology
10/14/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has surged, providers have increasingly taken advantage of technology to provide routine care to patients and monitor them after discharge.
07/22/2020
As soon as COVID-19 entered the U.S., reports began to surface detailing an increased rate of cyberattacks against health care entities.
09/12/2019
Look for opportunities to use technology to automate processes before the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.
07/24/2019
Consider expanding the use of telehealth to improve efficiencies ahead of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) while ensuring high-quality care with great outcomes.
07/10/2019
If you’re thinking of switching electronic health records (EHRs) as you transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) but are afraid of the potential hassle, don’t be intimidated: know your rights, ask the right questions and get answers in writing — especially when it comes to your new contract.
07/03/2019
Multi-million dollar settlements paid by Cottage Health and Touchstone Medical Imaging reveal yet another front-burner cybersecurity issue for the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR): reducing vulnerabilities that stem from the way a provider sets up its computers and networks.
05/06/2019
If your agency hasn’t already been in contact with its electronic medical records (EMR) vendor to discuss preparedness for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), your agency should do so right away.
04/22/2019
For agencies using Windows 7, now is the time to consider purchasing new computers or buying new operating systems to protect your patient information.
08/21/2017
Have clinicians sign an agreement that they will comply with tablet policies as a condition of employment. This will keep protected health information (PHI) safe and help your agency avoid unnecessary risk.
03/27/2017
As agencies invest more in technology such as video call apps and/or text/picture messaging, they must ensure they have a sound business associate agreement in place. This will help them avoid costly legal risks with privacy and security rules under the HIPAA and HITECH regulations.

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