Tips for Improving Patient Engagement

In the push toward patient-centered care, “patient engagement has emerged as a key strategy for not just treating chronic conditions but also providing better, more collaborative and more efficient healthcare,” Brian Eastwood, senior editor of CIO.com, notes in a recent article on new methods medical practitioners are using to improve patient engagement. As we tweeted […]

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More Steps to HIPAA Omnibus Compliance

With the government promising vigorous auditing to ensure compliance with new revisions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), physician practices and medical clinics are reviewing their information security policies and procedures to ensure that they meet the new requirements. As we noted in our previous post, at the annual Medical Group Management […]

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12 Steps to HIPAA Omnibus Compliance

At last week’s annual conference of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in San Diego, strategies for achieving and maintaining compliance with the Omnibus Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) were a hot topic. With implementation of new federal privacy and security requirements on September 23, HIPAA compliance issues dominated many discussions. […]

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Don’t Risk HIPAA’s Wrath with Your Medical Answering Service

Do you consider your medical answering service a business associate?  The Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) does, which is why answering services (along with billing services, vendors of medical records and even physicians’ attorneys) are classified as business associates as of the January 2013 HIPAA omnibus rule, which has been described by Director […]

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Our New Secure Message App Is 100% HIPAA Compliant

Bringing your physician practice, hospital department or medical office into compliance with HIPAA’s new regulations just got a whole lot easier. MedConnectUSA now offers HIPAA Hitech Secure Messaging that is 100% compliant with HIPAA regulations. Our new secure messaging app is formulated to run on smart phones that use iPhone, android or Blackberry software. Designed to […]

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