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Telehealth and the HIM Professional’s Role: Relaxing of Rules for Telehealth Services due to COVID-19 Requires Strong Leadership

MRO’s Diana Warner discusses telehealth and the Health Information Management (HIM) professional’s role during COVID-19. In this article, she outlines the need to review and update documentation practices, content, polices and procedures, all while upholding patient privacy and confidentiality.

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Cybersecurity Awareness: How to Protect Your Online Presence Webinar

Anthony Murray covers various cybersecurity topics to protect your online presence, such as basics for breach prevention, phishing, ransomware, and social engineering tactics. Serving as a prelude to Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Healthcare Enterprise, which will be presented at the PHIMA Annual Conference, this webinar will provide attendees with practical cybersecurity knowledge to apply at the office and at home.

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12 Criteria to Assess and Mitigate BA Management Risk

Anthony Murray and Rita Bowen explain it is crucial that healthcare organizations be detail-oriented and methodical in assessing their business associates. Furthermore, they urge organizations to conduct an assessment of the vendor’s compliance with HIPAA regulations, the integrity of the vendor’s data and its breach prevention practices. They believe it is essential that the vendor meets the 12 requirements outlined in this article.

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Payer Access to EHRs: What Providers Need to Know

In a Journal of AHIMA article, MRO’s Greg Ford and Rita Bowen discuss payer access to electronic health record (EHR) systems, and how providers should recognize that they have choices about how to share this data. By carefully evaluating the benefits and risks to their organizations and patients, providers can protect themselves against inherent risks related to financial health, privacy, security, and information governance.

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