Tag Archives: practices

Practices need to vastly improve data accuracy in records, attorney says

The processes of medical recordkeeping continue to change, as regulators more frequently set new requirements, and many healthcare organizations struggle to keep up with the changes. But the big problem is that too many hospitals and practices still haven’t managed the basics of collecting and reporting data for regulators and attorneys, Isabelle Bebit-Kilinyak, a corporate… Read More »

Critical practices to improve business associate management

As healthcare organizations face increased risk of privacy and security breach, recognizing the significant role played by their business associates is critical. Rigorous due diligence is part of the risk analysis conducted by covered entities (CEs) to ensure partners have HIPAA-compliant policies in place to safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).… Read More »

Private equity gobbles up dermatology practices, raising questions about outcomes, costs

Dive Brief: Fewer dermatologists are working solo compared to a decade ago as private equity has upped its stake in dermatology practices nationwide, according to a new report in JAMA Dermatology. The latest study found 17 different PE groups acquired 184 practices over a six-year period, snapping up about 381 clinics overall. PE acquisitions helped… Read More »

Why rising ransomware risk requires commitment to best practices

Last week, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution against paying ransoms. What’s interesting about this is it’s creating what is essentially a vertical front of communities against ransomware. It may well disincentivize attackers from targeting towns and cities. I’m hopeful and encouraged by this action, but I worry that this resolution is… Read More »

Implementation best practices: Ringing up success with finance IT

Clinical information systems help keep patients healthy and safe, but financial information systems help keep healthcare provider organizations up and running. There is no underestimating the importance of finance IT. This is why implementing it correctly, and getting it right the first time, is so important. Poorly implemented financial information systems can negatively impact payments,… Read More »