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Best Popcorn for Watching a Short HIPAA Video about Security of EHR

This short blog is going to point you in the direction of a good HHS video about the security of EHR  and a good popcorn to go with it. I’ve always loved popcorn. Who doesn’t? I remember my mom sprinkling the kernels into the hot oil in a heavy-duty kettle on our kitchen stove, slapping on the kettle’s cover, sliding the whole thing back and forth over a red-hot burner. And me and my sisters waiting for the “pop-pop-pop” that told us our favorite snack would soon be ready for Saturday Night at the Movies on the couch in the […]

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Are Templates for HIPAA Policies & Procedures a Good Idea?

Some providers believe the solution to HIPAA’s Policies and Procedures requirement is to buy a bunch of templates, fill in all the blanks that say NAME OF YOUR PRACTICE HERE, put those pages in a binder, slide the binder on a shelf, and be done with it. Templates can provide an acceptable starting point, but Policies and Procedures need to be specific to each practice.

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