The penalties for HIPAA violations can be severe with multi-million-dollar fines possible when violations have been allowed to persist for several years or when multiple violations of HIPAA Rules have been allowed to occur.
Early construction work has begun on Children’s Hospital and Medical Center’s new Hubbard Center for Children. This new construction project will have an impact on traffic and may affect your travel to and from Methodist.
Celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness week March 12-16. Although this week celebrates our patient safety achievements and increases awareness, safe care is our focus, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year.
A reminder to all that under no circumstances may employees alter their medical records.
Starting immediately Security will take old cell phones and facilitate getting these phones to the WCA to help victims of domestic violence.
In an effort to connect visitors, patients and staff with their lost items more quickly, Security now implemented a new lost and found system.
With the flu and viruses in full swing, count on these ten reasons to stop the spread of germs.
Methodist Health System has implemented a policy to standardize access to Cerner effective February 7, 2018.
Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement after a class action lawsuit argued the health insurer breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications.
Over the next couple of weeks, NMHS IT will be deploying a new button to the Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Web Access systems.
With the flu and viruses in full swing, how can you protect yourself and your co-workers from spreading sickness?
"Loose lips sink ships" is a World War II warning about the danger of unguarded talk. Are you carefully safeguarding verbal information to protect our patients' privacy?
Did you know that walking like a penguin can keep you safe in ice and snow? Video link included!
HIPAA Alert: 5-Year Jail Sentence and $266K Fine for Health Care Worker Who Stole Protected Health Information
As the case of health care worker Jean Baptiste Alvarez of Aldan, Penn., illustrates, violation of HIPAA regulations can result in lengthy prison sentences and costly fines.
Do you know how to stay safe as the season changes and daylight hours grow shorter? And how to reach Security at your affiliate?