I hear you knocking….

At some point in time every organization will face a search warrant, receive a subpoena for records, or a request from a law enforcement official for copies of medical records. Not responding appropriately, and not knowing the difference between a search warrant and a subpoena can have a detrimental impact on a health care organization.…

Time for a HIPAA Booster Shot

As unfortunate as it is, there are bad guys out there taking advantage of the pandemic currently gripping our nation. Whether it be people posing to be from the government and calling to get bank account information for direct deposit of the stimulus checks, people offering home COVID-19 test kits, or bogus emails allegedly from…

This Is Why We Have Policies

Needless to say, our country is in the middle of a very interesting time. Historians and sociologists will be busy for a decade studying the impact and reaction of COVID-19, not just in health care but in our society as a whole. It is times like these that reinforce the need for solid, well-drafted policies.…

HIPAA Applies Even in Unprecedented Times

A story was posted on social media about a local woman who was trapped on a cruise ship due to the Covid-19 situation. Her health was somewhat fragile and she was running out of medications that were desperately needed due to a chronic heart condition. The story received a great deal of attention, due in…