How HIPAA is Keeping Small Healthcare Practices Focusing on Secure PHI

By Tom McDonald | Feb 4, 2016 8:07:00 AM

No matter how large or small your medical practice, you have to comply with government regulations. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was passed by Congress almost two decades ago and was designed to protect patient privacy. It has evolved over time, and today’s electronic medical records (EMRs) not only need to be secure, they also have to be made readily accessible to patients who want to review their medical history. The combination of electronic record-keeping and evolving security regulations creates a new challenge for physicians, clinics, and hospitals to stay current and stay compliant. Read More >

Healthcare IT: How to Eliminate Your Current Practice Issues

By Tom McDonald | Jan 12, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Like any other business, healthcare is seeing a technical revolution. New networking technology is changing the way physicians and caregivers practice medicine. These changes are largely for the better, making healthcare more cost-effective and helping practitioners access medical data faster than ever before. Of course, with new technology come new challenges. Developing a secure, reliable IT network for any medical practice can be challenging, unless you understand the IT issues that are unique to medicine and how to address them. Read More >