National Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 12-16

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.


HIPAA Alert: Do Not Alter Your Medical Records!

A reminder to all that under no circumstances may employees alter their medical records.


New Lost and Found System Aims to Connect People with Property

In an effort to connect visitors, patients and staff with their lost items more quickly, Security now implemented a new lost and found system. 


Safety First: Wash Your Hands

With the flu and viruses in full swing, count on these ten reasons to stop the spread of germs.


Information Technology Announcement - Health System Cerner Access Policy

Methodist Health System has implemented a policy to standardize access to Cerner effective February 7, 2018.  


HIPAA Alert: Aetna to pay $17 million after mailing revealed patients' HIV meds

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.


Additional Tool to Help Stop Phishing

Over the next couple of weeks, NMHS IT will be deploying a new button to the Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Web Access systems.


Safety First: Stop the Spread of Germs

With the flu and viruses in full swing, how can you protect yourself and your co-workers from spreading sickness?


HIPAA Alert: Who Can Hear You? Beware of Loose Lips.

"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? 


Safety First: It's No Accident

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.


Safety First: Autumn Safety

Do you know how to stay safe as the season changes and daylight hours grow shorter? And how to reach Security at your affiliate?


HIPAA Alert: Here's a Spooky Way to Test Your HIPAA Knowledge

Here's a fun puzzle to test your HIPAA and Halloween knowledge. 


Safety First: Cyber Safety

Do you know how to protect yourself from malicious email? Check out these cyber safety tips and resources.


HIPAA Alert: Ensure Availability & Security of Patient Health Info During & After Natural Disasters

A HIPAA reminder from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) following Hurricane Irma, the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the U.S. since Katrina in 2005: While the Secretary of HHS has the power to issue a limited waiver of HIPAA sanctions and penalties during a declared emergency, healthcare organizations and their business associates must continue to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule, even during natural disasters, and must ensure appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are maintained to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information to prevent unauthorized access and disclosures.