February 4, 2016

Three Things You Need to Know about ICD-10 as an ENT

Come October, ICD-9 will be retired and ICD-10 will become the new gold standard in medical reporting. There’s a lot of information available on ICD-10 across the Internet which may be contributing to more confusion than help, especially when it comes to how it will affect various specialties within the medical community. As an ENT, ICD-10 will definitely affect you and your practice. Here are five things you need to know about ICD-10: Download ICD-10 FAQ Guide Here It’s Mandatory…

February 4, 2016

Is Encryption Really Necessary For Protecting Electronic Records?

With the integration of computers in healthcare, our lives have become both simplified and more complicated at the same time. While new technology has certainly made daily tasks easier, it also comes with an assortment of rules, security patches, and passwords that can be almost unpleasant to use. Although these safeguards may seem onerous, they are necessary. As digital technology has grown more sophisticated and user-friendly, it has also become a great deal easier for hackers and cyber-criminals to access…

February 4, 2016

Five Ways Employees Can Help ENT Practices Meet HIPAA Security Terms

Your Employees Are the Key to Meeting HIPAA Guidelines It is claimed that certain historical defensive structures, such as The Great Wall of China, are so well designed that they have never been physically breached and have only failed their mission when bribery was employed. This shows that even the best security designs are still vulnerable to human failings, whether due to error or character defect.A poor physical infrastructure can be made to work if your people are vigilant and…