CardioNet, a Pa.-based wireless health services provider, became the first such company to be punished for potential HIPAA non-compliance by the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
By CS Staff · April 25, 2017
Hospital security departments should choose a visitor management system that can integrate security systems in a way that maintains hospital security and patient satisfaction.
By Janette Andler · April 24, 2017
The alleged nurse rape occurred last June in a Methodist Hospital patient room. Hospital officials say they remain committed to patient safety and fire the suspect after hearing of the alleged nurse crime. Hospital security is being reviewed.
By CS Staff · April 07, 2017
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires all federally covered healthcare entities and associates to follow strict guidelines on the release of protected health information to law enforcement personnel and agencies. In some cases, a subpoena is required while other permissions are based on a patient's actions or statements. In the end, it is up to hospital officials and their business associates to craft patient health data policies that comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule to avoid fines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.
By Zach Winn · February 21, 2017