HIPAA Alert: Lack of a Business Associate Agreement Violated Privacy, Cost Health Care Provider $31K

Do you understand the danger of allowing a vendor access to protected health information without having a Business Associate Agreement in place? A pediatric practice in Illinois failed to follow HIPPA guidelines in its dealings with a third-party vendor. The lack of a written Business Associate Agreement cost the practice $31,000.


Safety First: Do You Buckle Up?

Did you now that in Nebraska, an automobile collision occurs every 15 minutes? Learn why it is so important to BUCKLE UP. 


Compliance Reporting & Our Code of Conduct

Methodist Health System is committed to always doing the right thing. That is why we have a compliance program and why we have adopted a Code of Conduct as part of an effective program to prevent and detect violations of law and conduct. Do you know the many ways you can report a concern or incident related to this Code?


HIPAA Alert: What Is an Insider Threat?

Do you understand the meaning and danger of an insider threat?  


Compliance Hotline Is Not for Routine Communications

Methodist Health System has established a Compliance Hotline through Lighthouse Services, Inc. to report fraud, unlawful, unethical and other types of improper behavior. This hotline is NOT a substitute for routine communications within our organization between associates and their supervisors and managers, particularly as to workplace duties.


Safety First: Are You Prepared for Severe Weather?

Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? Learn the difference and the appropriate steps to take. 


New & Improved Compliance Reporting Hotline Launches

Effective April 1, a new hotline number and website launched to give MHS employees 24/7 access to submit compliance concerns anonymously.


HIPAA Alert: The Patient's Right to Request Medical Record Corrections & Amendments

REMINDER: Know and follow the HIPAA regulations and MHS policy regarding our patients' requests to correct or amend their medical records.  


Safety First: Watch Where You Are Going

Distracted walking is on the rise. Being safe means being alert — all of the time.


HIPAA Alert: Serious Message Behind This HIPAA Humor

Take this bit of HIPAA humor as an essential reminder. Be careful when mailing patient information. Always doublecheck the patient's first name, last name and address.


National Patient Safety Awareness Week Lunch & Learns!

Celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness week with lunch and learns at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital.


Safety First: Be Prepared for Winter Weather Conditions

Check out these essential safety tips for snow shoveling and driving in winter weather.


HIPAA Alert: Are You an MHS Employee & Patient? NEVER Edit or Schedule for Yourself in Cerner

REMINDER: Know and follow the HIPAA regulations that forbid employees from editing or updating their own electronic health records or those of family members, including minor children. It is also a HIPAA violation to schedule medical appointments for yourself or your family members in Cerner.


IT Security Alert: Real or Fake Emails? Email Scam Reminder

How easy it is to fall for a fake email scam? Watch as NBC national investigative reporter Jeff Rossen puts his parents and his Today Show producers to a phishing test.


Safety First: Walk Like a Penguin

Why? To avoid slips and falls in winter weather!