Do you use social media professionally, to help advance your career and to stay abreast of industry changes? What platform(s) do you use? Facebook? LinkedIn? Twitter? Pinterest? YouTube? We’ve all read the articles reminding us to be mindful of what we post on social media, and how to restrict our privacy settings, etc. to ensure ...
Nov 15th, 2016
To provide proper patient care and to carry out daily business functions, healthcare organizations must obtain patients’ sensitive medical details and demographic and account information. In return, patients should be able to trust that the information they provide, known as protected health information (PHI), will be maintained securely and confidentially. Since HIPAA was enacted in ...
Feb 18th, 2016
It’s common practice for providers to market their services on the Internet. But if you’re going to include patient testimonials, you’d better read up on HIPAA Privacy regulations. Complete PT, Pool & Land Physical Therapy, Inc., of Los Angeles, learned that lesson the hard way. PHI Includes Identity According to reports, the provider has agreed ...
Even if your organization avoids social media, your staff may be a HIPAA liability. Inappropriate use of social media can cause HIPAA violations, even if your company has avoided an official presence on popular social media venues (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Despite company efforts to avoid social media, if your staff is on it actively, ...
Having an online presence for your practice is convenient for your patients, and helps to keep your staff attending to patients instead of answering common questions on the phone. In a matter of seconds, patients can look up your hours of operation, your location, the insurances you accept, policies, staff information, procedures, etc., which boosts patient satisfaction. ...