Monthly Archives: May 2018

To Audit or Not?

Questions often arise as to what terms need to be and should be included in a business associate agreement. The distinction between “need” and “should” is very important. The regulations implementing HIPAA set out what “needs” to be included as … Continue reading

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An Unnecessary Privacy Risk?: Online Nursery Photos

Privacy and security of personal information are topics of constant discussion inside and outside of healthcare. Current events keep the heat on as one or the other never strays very far from headlines. The Facebook breach/expected use of data (angle … Continue reading

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Bundled Payments: Fueling Drive to Value Based Care

Value based care comes in many forms, but the consistent goal is to reward the quality of care over the quantity of care. A variety of initiatives have been floated in the past few years with the goal of promoting the … Continue reading

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