Employee Privacy in a Pandemic

COVID-19 has presented businesses with a new challenge in keeping their company safe and it starts with employee health. As they re-open in the wake of the pandemic, they must keep track of individual health with regard to who is sick and how it might affect the...

Is COVID-19 Unraveling HIPAA?

Let’s Recap The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created in 1996 to protect patients and their privacy, and if you are in healthcare, you already know this and are familiar with what it means.  With a goal to ensure that people could...

Delaying Treatment

The Patients Are Not Equal As COVID-19 took over in the headlines, it also took over at many hospitals around the country. We saw a rise in the number of patients that were taken in and diagnosed with the virus, but there was an unexpected result as well. The rate of...

Lenient Doesn’t Mean Lazy

In mid-March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that they would use “enforcement discretion” in regard to HIPAA compliance with telehealth.  And, the healthcare community gave out a collective sigh of...

COVID-19 Long Term Affects

We’ve all had to make adjustments to how we work, how we live, and how we interact overall with humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This means that we’ve been stricter in some regard, and more relaxed in others (limiting screen time, who can be bothered?). The...