Communication Helps Providers Manage Growing Patient Populations

Posted by Digital Manager on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

An emerging new model of healthcare delivery and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are creating an influx of new patients for many healthcare providers. 

The accountable care organization model is driving the following changes:

  • Gives organizations more accountability for managing the care of populations
  • Puts primary care physicians (PCPs) at the center of the care continuum
  • Encourages patients to select a PCP rather than using the emergency department (ED) as their care entry point
  • Puts a greater emphasis on reducing ED visits by focusing on preventive medicine

The PPACA, which follows the ACO model, is increasing the overall number of the insured and thus patient volume for a typical provider.

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Topics: Call Center

These HIPAA threats could happen to ANY Provider. ARE YOU PROTECTED?

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thousands of laptops and other mobile computing devices are stolen every day. So if health providers can be taught anything from a recent HHS.gov news release, it’s this: you must comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to protect and secure health information—especially when using mobile devices.   

Learn what every HIPAA covered entity should know about mobile devices containing Protected Health Information ( PHI).

Stolen unencrypted computing devices with patient PHI pose a significant risk for HIPAA liability.

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Topics: hipaa awareness training, hipaa security training, hipaa risk assessment, hipaa breach, hipaa threat

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