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Repeated Breaches of ePHI Result in a $3 Million Fine, Capping Off OCR’s “Record Year” of 2018 Enforcement Actions

[02/19/19]

Posted on February 19, 2019 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that a health system in California (the “System”) was required to pay a $3 million fine and adopt an extensive corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). The System operates several hospitals, including a rehabilitation hospital... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 15, 2019

[02/15/19]

Posted on February 15, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Government Funded After Congress Borders on Another Shutdown Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a funding deal that avoids another partial government shutdown that would have occurred at midnight tonight. The measure would fund nine out of fifteen federal departments through September 30, 2019. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into... READ MORE

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4 Action Items When Facing an EHR Software Implementation Failure

[07/17/12]

Posted on July 17, 2012 in Health Information Technology

Written by: Michael T. Batt

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementations are complex and challenging. Even after substantial preparation, due diligence and physician commitment, implementations do fail. If you are struggling with an EHR implementation, here are four action items to help you navigate the storm: READ MORE

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Collaborative Group Releases LTPAC Health Information Technology Road Map for 2012 -2014

[07/16/12]

Posted on July 16, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Since 2005, a group of associations, such as LeadingAge, AHCA, AMDA, and many others, has hosted an annual summit to discuss the information technology (IT) issues long term care and post acute care providers face.  The group, known as the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC)  Collaborative, publishes a Road Map for LTPAC providers to... READ MORE

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LTPAC Collaborative Releases 2012-2014 Health IT Road Map

[07/09/12]

Posted on July 9, 2012 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

Since 2005, a group of associations known as the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Health Information Technology Collaborative (the Collaborative) have hosted the annual LTPAC Health IT Summit to discuss and advance health IT issues for long LTPAC providers.  Following the Summit, the Collaborative publishes a Road Map that identifies the progress... READ MORE

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