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The Importance of Protecting Your Patients’ PHI

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Newest HIPAA Settlement Underscores Consequences of Failing to Identify and Address Basic Risks to Protected Health Information (PHI)

Protecting your patients’ personal health information continues to take precedence for those in the medical field.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has posted a bulletin regarding an enforcement action from OCR that resulted in a $150,000 fine and a 2-year Corrective Action Plan. This was a result from an organization that was not performing basic security functions such as having up to date security policies implemented and followed along with the use of software that had not been updated and was unsupported which allowed for security vulnerabilities.  

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

Five Strategies for Managing Compliance through Technology

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Medical practices are facing limited resources, decreased margins and growing patient populations in the current healthcare environment. These factors are greatly impacting workflows of already strapped practice staff, causing essential tasks to take a backburner, such as compliance efforts.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Compliance, HIPAA Compliance

Mark Your Calendar

Posted by Digital Manager on Mon, Feb 02, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

As a leader in compliance for health care facilities, Stericycle wants to ensure physicians meet all necessary government deadlines. So when we see an article with pertinent information for physicians, it matters to us, as well. We want to make sure all physician practice managers are aware of the key dates for 2015 deadlines provided by MGMA.  Mark your calendar to ensure you don’t miss the seven deadlines related to federal government initiatives--including three deadlines on Feb. 28 alone. Please note that these deadlines are subject to change based on the actions of Congress and the Obama Administration. 


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Topics: Compliance

Free Tool: Customizable Notice of Privacy Practices

Posted by Digital Manager on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Notificación de Prácticas de Privacidad. (Notice of Privacy Practices en Español.)

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires health plans and covered health care providers to develop and distribute a notice--the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)--that provides a clear, user-friendly explanation of individuals’ rights with respect to their personal health information and the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers. Access free privacy notice tools here.

Steri•Safe HIPAA Compliance Program Members rely on Stericycle for access to resources. Many providers seek templates to provide the Notice of Privacy Practices in English and Spanish to improve patient experience and understanding.

Stericycle is spreading the word about customizable, printable model NPPs developed by The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

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Topics: hipaa awareness training, hipaa privacy training, hipaa policy, hipaa policy template

HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced new guidance regarding HIPAA privacy during emergencies.

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Topics: hipaa awareness training, hipaa privacy training

Calling All Customers! is Made Just for You!

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Authored by: Dale Parchois, Vice President Customer Experience at Stericycle

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What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know about Web Portals—Not Just for Patients.

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Dan Nerroth, chief information officer at Stericycle Inc., has authored an article in Healthcare IT News that explores the various ways in which web portals can be used within the healthcare industry. In the article, Nerroth gives insight into why this type of technology is ideal for many types of stakeholders within the healthcare setting – not just for patients.

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Understanding Ebola Requires the Right Resources

Posted by Digital Manager on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 03:26 PM

Because Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) continues to impact communities and health care workers, important questions have arisen, including ways to reduce risk of exposure, the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and resources for additional information.

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Topics: Ebola

HHS OCR Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 07:40 AM

The HIPAA Privacy Rule contains several provisions that recognize the integral role that family members, such as spouses, often play in a patient’s health care. At 45 CFR 160.103, the Privacy Rule includes the terms spouse and marriage in the definition of family member.

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Topics: hipaa for employees, hipaa awareness training, hipaa staff training, hipaa privacy training

Midwest ASC Features Stericycle Speaker About OSHA Compliance

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 02:57 PM

Richard Best, Corporate Director of OSHA Compliance for Stericycle, was a featured speaker at the Midwest ASC Conference, hosted by the Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association on September 4, 2014, in Branson, Missouri.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Compliance Program

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