Dec 9th, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are releasing a mobile application called Health Information at Your Finger Tips CDC 24/7, allowing you to access health information as needed. The agency says it features important health articles, Disease of the Week, popular journals, prevention tips, and updates timed with new concerns and events. This ...
Jan 1st, 2011
By Robert A. Pelaia, Esq., CPC Significant progress in information technology has brought social media in health care to the mainstream. Consider these four examples: 1. According to its website, the Mayo Clinic recently launched a Center for Social Media with the intention of training physicians and hospitals to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other ...
Mar 12th, 2010
Do you know where your cell phone is? If it falls in the wrong hands, and unsecured data is breached, you could conceivably be in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The number of health care professionals who store patient data on laptops, USB memory sticks, and other portable electronic devices ...
Oct 1st, 2007
By Barbara Aubry, RN, CPC, CHCQM, FAIHQ  Like most coding professionals, when I worked in a coding/auditing position I focused on three things: compliance, accuracy and timeliness. My goal was to make sure claims were accurately coded for each service that the documentation supported and the payer would reimburse. I was not particularly interested in ...