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Answers to the Most Common Compliance FAQs

MedTrainer

Adhering to regulatory guidelines and ethical standards is of the utmost importance in every healthcare setting. Yet, navigating the intricacies of healthcare compliance can be daunting. It’s why we’ve compiled a series of the most common healthcare compliance FAQs and their answers. Any healthcare professional curious about compliance practices will find these answers helpful, insightful, and empowering.

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Artificial Intelligence in HIPAA Compliance

Total HIPAA

What is AI? Artificial intelligence is the science of making machines that can learn, similar to the ways humans do. AI technology can process large amounts of data in ways that humans can’t. Machines and programs that incorporate AI in their design are able to recognize patterns and make decisions based on their experience of a dataset and therefore their ability to predict what would come next in a pattern.

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Exploring Compliance Dynamics in Academic Medical Centers

Healthicity

Academic medical centers often have unique risks associated with their services. As a result, their compliance programs need to be designed to account for these risks.

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Meet John Doe: Court Allows Meta Pixel Privacy Lawsuit to Proceed

Compliancy Group

A class action lawsuit against Meta Pixel, John Doe v. Meta Platforms Inc. , was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, in June of 2022. In the lawsuit, Plaintiffs allege that Meta knew, or should have known, that its Pixel tracking tool was being improperly used on the websites of at least 600 hospital systems. Meta Pixel Privacy Lawsuit: Targeting Meta Plaintiffs claim that the hospital systems were sending protected health information to Facebook through the Pixel

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Judge Questions Whether Website Metadata is Regulated by HIPAA

HIPAA Journal

The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights released guidance in 2022 on HIPAA and website tracking technologies and confirmed disclosures of protected health information to third parties via website tracking technologies is a HIPAA violation unless authorization has been received from patients or if there is a valid business associate agreement in place. OCR and the Federal Trade Commission also wrote to 130 healthcare and telehealth providers to warn them about tracking technologies on their websites and

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Healthcare Regulatory Services: Ensuring Compliance & Quality Care

Compliancy Group

As the healthcare industry constantly evolves, staying compliant with regulations is critical for both patients and providers. The complex nature of healthcare regulations necessitates the need for specialized services to help organizations navigate through this intricate landscape. We will explore the importance of healthcare regulatory services, the healthcare compliance resources they provide, and how healthcare regulatory advisory services can benefit both patients and providers.

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Marketing, Telemarketing, Compliance & Healthcare

AIHC

Written by: Nancie Lee Cummins, CFE, CHA, CIFHA, OHCC, CHCM, CHCO, CORCM Due to the high volume of fraud schemes involving telemarketing revealed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over recent years, it is important that providers heed “buyer beware” when engaging with a telemarketing firm. “If it is too good to be true it probably isn't.” This article is educational only, and does not provide consulting or legal advice.

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Meet Regulatory Requirements With Healthcare Compliance Software

MedTrainer

Compliance with regulatory requirements is not just a necessity for healthcare providers; it’s a critical component of providing safe and ethical care to patients. Healthcare organizations therefore face myriad complex regulations. Ensuring compliance can be a daunting task, but healthcare compliance software is available to simplify the process and help organizations meet their regulatory obligations with ease.

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Employers should focus on provider quality to cut low-value care in plans, report finds

Healthcare Dive

In the employer-sponsored insurer market, employers play a “critical” role when it comes to quality and outcomes, according to a report by Morgan Health and Embold Health.

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Optimizing Medical Waste Management: A Guide to Best Practices

Feeling overwhelmed by medical waste regulations? This comprehensive guide unravels the complexities of medical waste disposal, ensuring you stay compliant and prioritize safety. Inside you'll find: Clear categorization: Learn to precisely classify medical waste for proper handling and disposal. Labeling & Storage: Discover best practices for clear labeling and secure storage of medical waste.

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Covenant Health advances hospital-at-home program

Healthcare It News

Covenant Health expanded its high acuity care hospital-at-home program in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday. WHY IT MATTERS A suite of electronics is enabling patients from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center facility and now Parkwest Medical Center with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, cellulitis and more to recuperate at home, according to a local WATE ABC6 report.

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ATA takes a national stance on how states treat consumer health data

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Following conversations in Washington and state capitals, the American Telemedicine Association published its new Health Data Privacy Principles this week. They're meant to address concerns about state privacy laws governing consumer health data, according to ATA, which is urging policymakers to ensure conditions that stimulate innovation and advance patient access to virtual care.

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Release of Information: The Digitization of ROI

MRO Compliance

The health care industry has undergone a significant transformation with the widespread adoption of EHRs and the electronic exchange of patient information. In the wake of digitization, the release of information (ROI) process has also changed and will continue to advance for the foreseeable future.

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Humana launches in-home senior care program through CenterWell in Georgia, Louisiana

Healthcare Dive

The program builds on Humana’s acquisition of home-based primary care provider Heal earlier this year, and could eventually expand to 10 additional southern and southwestern states.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting. What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge of HIPAA compliance regulations and their application to each of our client’s particular scenarios and requirements.

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Digital streaming is a boost for patient education programs

Healthcare It News

Anjali Kataria, Mytonomy CEO and cofounder, says that content streaming and AI can empower patients at home and help hospitals and health systems improve their patient education materials as they reduce the time nurses spend answering questions.

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Parental Leave Has Proven It Works — It Is Time to Talk About Assisted Reproduction Leave

Bill of Health

By Dafni Lima A series of legal rules are designed to ensure that, when welcoming a child, parents are given the protection and support they need in relation to work. The same cannot be said for those dealing with challenges unique to assisted reproduction. This post argues that the protective rationale of parental leave should be extended to address the needs for those undergoing fertility treatment in the form of a new “assisted reproduction leave.” Parental Leave and Protections f

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Leveraging the power of digital transformation to enhance patient care and healthcare providers’ performance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Clínica Alemana Osorno, located in southern Chile, has introduced digital communication workflows that leverage connected care. Digital workflows are helping the clinic create a better patient experience, enhance workforce efficiency and increase access to care across its 46 medical specialties and four facilities. With more than 300,000 outpatient appointments per year, Clínica Alemana Osorno is one of the largest healthcare providers in southern Chile.

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Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer steps down, to be replaced by executive with ‘deep healthcare experience’

Healthcare Dive

The departure of Brewer, a veteran of retailers Starbucks and Walmart, comes as Walgreens looks to beef up its leadership roster with healthcare executives.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FACIS, but Didn’t Know to Ask

Speaker: Amy Anderson

FACIS® helps organizations mitigate patient and organizational risk. Maintaining compliance and safeguarding against fraud and abuse in today’s changing healthcare landscape can be challenging. Most healthcare organizations screen and monitor providers against the OIG but that’s only ONE of FACIS®’ primary sources. FACIS® pulls data for every taxonomy from the lowest level employee to the highest level licensed professional.

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Intuition Robotics scores $25M to scale AI care companion for seniors

Healthcare It News

The company will use the funds to meet the growing demand for ElliQ, its conversational AI-powered robot that acts as a companion to seniors.

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Info blocking enforcement for health IT entities begins Sept. 1, brings fines of up to $1M per violation

Fierce Healthcare

Enforcement of information blocking penalties for health IT entities is slated to go into effect on Friday, opening the door to penalties of up to $1 million per violation. | The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said it expects to receive more complaints than it can investigate and so will be prioritizing those meeting certain criteria.

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Telehealth innovation under expanded reimbursement

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The commitment to telehealth from CMS offers medical specialties the freedom to innovate and provide better and more equitable care, says Dr. Robert Murry, chief medical officer of NextGen Healthcare and a practicing family physician.

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Prisma Health files suit against UnitedHealthcare, alleging ‘bad faith’ contract negotiation tactics

Healthcare Dive

The South Carolina-based health system alleges that the insurer broke its contract and gave "false and misleading" statements to the press about Prisma’s proposed rates for 2024.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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A blueprint is essential to accelerate digital transformation and improve patient outcomes

Healthcare It News

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs broke records by achieving HIMSS stage 7 in four models concurrently. Raed Alhamze explores the impact on patient outcomes.

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Humana launches in-home primary care through CenterWell

Fierce Healthcare

Humana's senior-focused primary care business, CenterWell, is bringing its services into patients' homes. | Humana's senior-focused primary care business, CenterWell, is bringing its services into patients' homes.

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Three Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Improve System Security Right Now

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Richard Searle, Vice President of Confidential Computing at Fortanix, Inc. Today’s world is increasingly driven by technology and digitalization, and the healthcare industry finds itself at a vital intersection between patient care and data security. The rise of cyberattacks, particularly in the healthcare industry, has shone a spotlight on the significant disparity between the healthcare sector’s commitment to cybersecurity and the continually

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Google expands generative AI model Med-PaLM to more health customers

Healthcare Dive

A limited group of Google Cloud clients, including systems HCA and Mayo Clinic, have been testing the large language model since April in a variety of use cases.

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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.