Search Tag: HIPAA

Executive Health Management

Gun Control Effort Affects Hospitals?

2016 09 Jan

New gun control initiatives by President Barack Obama will result in a modification of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy rule. This means that there will be room to allow certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of individuals who are prohibited... Read more

IT Management

Low Confidence in Interoperability Goals

2015 13 Aug

A study finds that only a small number (17 percent) of healthcare providers are optimistic that the industry will meet the 10-year goal for nationwide interoperability, set last year by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Scrypt, an Austin, Tx.–based document management solutions provider, surveyed more than... Read more

Executive Health Management

Moral Implications Of Patients Recording Conversations With Physicians

2015 24 Mar

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have conducted a study of the ethical implications of patients and their families secretly recording conversations they have with physicians. Now that smartphones are ubiquitous and equipped with the technology to capture such conversations, the frequency of recordings is expected... Read more


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