Articles

AHIMA’s New Model Form Draws Attention to Right to Access

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recently released a model form, taking the lead in providing a resource when a patient requests a copy of their health information. AHIMA… Read More

Requirements of a Comprehensive Security Risk Analysis

HIPAA requires covered entities and business associates conduct a Security Risk Analysis (SRA) to ensure compliance with addressable and required elements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. The intent… Read More

Zix – Sensitive Emails Require Extra Security

There are two main options for sending and receiving secure email in healthcare: Zix and Barracuda. At ScanSTAT, we use ZixMail to encrypt electronic communications containing PHI or other sensitive… Read More

CEs Should Ensure Accountability vs Dictating BA Business Practices

In the recent article “Your Business Associates Hold Your HIPAA Compliance Future in Their Hands: Eleven Things You Can Do,” the author, Marla Durben Hirsch, provides commentary for a recent… Read More

Moving the Needle of Interoperability; Can We Expect it to be Seamless, YET?

As we all get used to writing the digits “17” in our signature lines, at ScanSTAT we’re reflecting back on 2016 and the many advancements that were made towards interoperability… Read More

It’s the Final Countdown! Complete Your SRA Before Year-end

Our apologies if THAT song from the 80s is now playing in your head, but it may be the reminder you need to get this required year-end to-do crossed off… Read More