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Accessing and Disclosing Information- Are You Adhering to the Minimum Necessary Standard?

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When our team of experts here at HCP are offsite visiting healthcare facilities they are often asked questions by clients about how they can ensure their employees are adhering to the minimum necessary standards when accessing and disclosing information.  …

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Protecting PHI- Reduce the Risk of Malicious Actors and Other Threats

Protecting PHI- Reduce the Risk of Malicious Actors and Other Threats The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) acknowledges how essential it is for healthcare organizations to utilize electronic devices and media within their normal operations.Whether it is…

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OSHA Aims to Better Protect Personal Information

OSHA Aims to Better Protect Personal Information The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced plans to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to better protect personal information or data that could be re-identified…

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Emergency Preparedness Policy Changes Proposed by CMS

Emergency Preparedness Policy Changes Proposed by CMS The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule regarding their continuing efforts to reduce regulatory burden.  As part of the rule, CMS is proposing changes to Emergency Preparedness policies. Current…

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Is Your Password Protected? Our Tips For Creating Strong and Secure Passwords…

Is Your Password Protected? Our Tips For Creating Strong and Secure Passwords… When it is time to create or change your password, a strong and secure password is very important!  Your password needs to be one that would be difficult…

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Florida’s State Efforts in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in America

Florida’s State Efforts in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in America Florida is a perfect example of how at the state level, efforts are being made to address the opioid epidemic.  In Florida, a new law went into effect that limits prescriptions…

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