Monthly Archives: July 2014

Is It Really a Misunderstanding?: Why is HIPAA So Often Used as an Excuse

An increasing number of stories recently are casting light onto circumstances when HIPAA has been used as an excuse to deny a patient or investigators access to medical information.  The largest story, a collaboration piece between NPR and ProPublica by … Continue reading

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Shadow IT: A Risk Proposition in Healthcare

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of healthcare creates many great opportunities as well as potential dangers.  Technology may open new avenues of care and facilitate the easier sharing of information among all providers participating in a patient’s … Continue reading

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