What do you usually think about when you hear the word Halloween? Trick or treating, costumes and candy! Sugar, Sugar, Sugar! It is a fun night for children to get dressed up, grab a bag, run around the neighborhood ,and collect lots of yummy, sugary, candy! We’ve all done it and, needless to say, itREAD MORE
Buying Insurance After the Fire: Why Nobody Buys Cyber Liability Insurance
Mark Twain is famous for saying, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” Unfortunately that is the plan most medical providers are following when it comes to protecting against Cyber Liability. It’s as if they’re all waiting to buy fire insurance after the fire has burned downREAD MORE
The 6 Keys to IT Security
We here at eQuoteMD had the opportunity this week to attend a HIPAA Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri sponsored by the Keane Insurance Group, Keystone IT Consulting, and the Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard law firm. The focus of this workshop was IT Security, specifically as it applies to the healthcare industry in light of HIPAA and other regulatory laws. WhileREAD MORE
Why Telemedicine? What is the Future of the Virtual Appointment?
With the recent push to achieve “meaningful use” of EHR, the advent of Accountable Care Organizations, increasing numbers of patients, and other effects of the Accountable Care Act telemedicine is becoming more common and more necessary than ever. But what is telemedicine exactly? The American Telemedicine Association defines it as follows: “The use of medicalREAD MORE
Managing the Risks of HIPAA Rules & Regulations
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the final rule that strengthens the HIPAA laws and regulations and puts in place many conditions of the HITECH Act. Obviously, it’s been every medical provider’s goal to be compliant to the HIPAA rules from the very beginning; so why the panic over the HIPAA compliance deadline ofREAD MORE
HIPAA Goes Into Effect on 9/23/2013 – Are You Ready?
Are you ready for September 23, 2013? That’s when full enforcement of the Omnibus Rule modifying HIPAA goes into effect. While there are many areas of compliance contemplated under this watershed shift in regulation one of the most important to consider, whether you are a private practice, a hospital, an insurance broker, or even justREAD MORE