In the world of security, there is one question that never seems to go away: Are ransomware attacks automatically considered to be breaches?
Q: We recently took a survey and many of our employees admitted to saving their passwords in a Word¨ document or a Notes¨ file on their phone.
Health care organizations in the U.S. have experienced a significant increase in ransomware attacks, and the trend has continued upward during the pandemic.
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.
As soon as COVID-19 entered the U.S., reports began to surface detailing an increased rate of cyberattacks against health care entities.
Look for opportunities to use technology to automate processes before the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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