Navigating the Complexities of HIPAA Compliance for Your Practice

When you work in healthcare, hearing about HIPAA is inevitable. There is a ton of information online about HIPAA, but finding information related to your business can be challenging as a small healthcare practice. Here are some HIPAA FAQs for smaller practices…  What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule? The HIPAA Privacy Rule dictates the proper […]

CAHF: An Introspective Look Into Skilled Nursing Facilities

With its stylish hotels, golf courses, hot springs and mid-century-modern houses, Palm Springs is a great place to visit. It doesn’t hurt that the high temperatures in this southern California city rarely dip below 70°.  What brought me to this city in the Sonoran Desert this time, though, was the California Association of Health Facilities […]

Tips for Designing a HIPAA Compliant Phone System

Defined as verbal speech or other methods of relaying information in order to get a point across, effective communication is a necessary component in almost any industry. In healthcare and with patient-system interactions, communication is bidirectional. As described in the Harvard Public Health Review, this means the following: Patients need to be able to convey […]

Utilizing Technology to Deal with Data and Reduce Waste

Healthcare spending in the United States declined two percent in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), this is the first decline in annual health spending since at least 1960, when the U.S. government began tracking it. However, the country still spends approximately $3.8 trillion annually on […]

mHealth: An Important Tool for Virtual Care

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Technology has been utilized by physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide care to patients without increasing their risk of being infected with the novel coronavirus. Telehealth, telemedicine and mobile health (mHealth) are three of the primary technologies being used to provide virtual care during the pandemic. According to Healthcare, an international, peer-reviewed and open […]