Month: January 2021

HIPAA and remote work: Top compliance risks to address

Compliance is a serious, enforceable matter – and must be properly addressed in the context of the workplace challenges and changes that have emerged amid the pandemic. By Louise Rains-Gomez This piece was co-authored with Thomas Hiney. The modern workplace is in the midst of a massive transformation. An estimated forty-four percent of employees are …

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McLaren Health and feds reach record $7.75M settlement of drug allegations

McLaren Health Care Corp. agreed Tuesday to pay a record $7.75 million penalty to settle a federal investigation into officials distributing opioids and other drugs without prescriptions, the largest amount in U.S. history involving allegations of drug diversion. The penalty settles a years-long investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration into whether officials at the …

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OCR: Healthcare HIPAA Compliance Report Finds PHI Security Failures

While many covered entities and business associates met HIPAA-required breach notification compliance requirements, an OCR audit revealed a host of PHI security failures for most providers. By Jessica Davis The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released an audit report on HIPAA compliance in the sector from 2016 to 2017 based …

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A simple strategy helps doctors fight burnout. Could it work for the rest of us?

With the serious incline in what is known as “burnout,” it is now important as ever that we make sure we have a core group of people surrounding us that we can depend on. Schwartz came up with an activity where all there is, is “a room, an agreement of confidentiality, and willingness to share …

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