Month: February 2021

Wearable Device Does Not Change Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Healthcare Workers

The technology must be further developed and tested to improve hand hygiene compliance. By: Samara Rosenfeld The use of an electronic wearable device did not change hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers, according to the findings of a new study. Still, the technology increased the duration of hand rubbing and the volume of alcohol-based handrub …

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$70K OCR Penalty for Sharp Health Over HIPAA Right of Access Failures

Sharp HealthCare’s $70,000 civil monetary penalty with OCR is the sixteenth enforcement action under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative and the second announced this week. By Jessica Davis California-based Sharp HealthCare, doing business as Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers (SRMC), has agreed to a corrective action plan and to pay the Office for Civil Rights a $70,000 civil …

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Hospital price transparency compliance: Challenges and tips

In collaboration with IBM Watson Health Although the deadline to meet federal price transparency requirements has passed, many U.S. hospitals are still working to ensure compliance with the regulation. To comply with the price transparency rule, which took effect Jan. 1, hospitals must publicize privately negotiated, payer-specific rates online. Hospitals must post a machine-readable file with …

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How Does Artificial Intelligence Help in Data Protection and HIPAA Compliance?

By Narendra Sahoo Cybercrimes have been prevalent in the financial industry for years. But, today hackers have shifted their focus towards the data-rich healthcare industry as their lucrative target. Despite stringent norms and regulations in place, data protection has been a huge challenge for the healthcare industry. With numerous data breach cases surfacing each year, …

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