Patient Portals

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:37 am by steve

"Patient Portals are continuing to evolve, like all medical software," says Jimmy Chapman, president of MedConnect, which makes the EHR distributed by MediSYS in Alabama. "Por.... Read More

Joint Commission Okays Texting of Patient Orders

Jul 19, 2016 at 06:52 pm by steve

The Joint Commission recently announced a change in its policies whereby it will now allow providers to communicate patient orders via text message. The policy applies to all.... Read More

Ex-Husband's Revenge Leads to HHS Trophy

Apr 18, 2016 at 05:44 pm by steve

Patient care is not confined to a single office or exam room, or a single physician or other provider. Caring for patients these days now includes complex coordination among p.... Read More

Preventing Breaches with Hardware Firewalls

Jul 07, 2015 at 02:15 pm by steve

On the Health and Human Services website, a section posts every healthcare organization since 2009 whose patient data covering 500 or more individuals has been breached. Each.... Read More

Easy Ways to Violate HIPAA

Jul 07, 2015 at 02:15 pm by steve

"Compliance with HIPAA and HITECH is not about whether your IT is working, but if your patient data is at risk. It's kind of an invisible issue,"  "Unless you know what y.... Read More
July 2024 Cover

July 2024

Jul 18, 2024 at 11:56 am by kbarrettalley

Your July 2024 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!