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.
For agencies using Windows 7, now is the time to consider purchasing new computers or buying new operating systems to protect your patient information.
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.


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