Dallas hospital pays out $3.2 million for HIPAA breach

Dallas hospital pays out $3.2 million for HIPAA breach

Children’s Medical Center had failed to implement procedures that were compliant with HIPAA.  It did not implement risk management plans, nor did it use encryption on all of its laptops, workstations, mobile devices, or removable media...

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Why Private Practice Social Workers Need a Written Privacy Policy

Why Private Practice Social Workers Need a Written Privacy Policy

Recently, I asked a private practice LCSW whether she had HIPAA procedures in place. Her response? “I am my HIPAA procedure!” If only it were that...

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More Money, More Problems: Costlier hospital stays don’t yield better results

More Money, More Problems: Costlier hospital stays don’t yield better results

High-spending hospitals can’t just start spending less while maintaining the same outcomes. Slicing spending without a plan for protecting patient health would spell disaster.  To cut spending, they would need to implement strategic and complex approaches that insulate their outcomes from their expenditures – a tricky...

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