Physical safeguards are set of rules and guidelines that outline how the physical storage and access to protected health information should be managed under HIPAA security rules. This infographic by Vigyanix details the Physical Safeguard requirements for facility access controls, workstation use and security and device and media control.

We can’t realistically expect to make major progress in combating health problems and disparities without a solid grasp of the underlying data about health conditions. Take the pressing issue of asthma. About 15 percent of California children have asthma, according to data from the California Health Interview Survey. That percentage… Continue Reading California Works to Parlay Health Data into Action

It’s no secret that stories make eLearning content more engaging and help learners retain the information they are learning. Stories are so natural to us that we don’t even need to follow the plot to know what’s going on. Narrative theory tells us that stories are how we experience and… Continue Reading Narrative Theory In eLearning: How Stories Help Us Learn

A school district in Alabama has become the first in the state to begin implementing a new technology designated to protect teachers and students during active shooter situations. The technology, called SafeDefend, is “a small box that will be in every room in the Limestone County School System. The device… Continue Reading District Implements Technology System to Help Teachers Protect Classrooms in Active Shooting Situations

Times of flux should signal the A-OK for some experimentation in schools. My own school, for instance, is encouraging more PBL. In my room, we’ve got my advocacy unit on superheroes. Meanwhile, a fundraiser is launching in a sixth-grade room, a seventh-grade science class is doing a national parks tie-in… Continue Reading Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

In an effort to bottle the tornado of fraudulent claims made each year, seven state assistance programs run by the Georgia Department of Community Health and the state’s Department of Human Services will begin using a Fraud Detection-as-a-Service solution next year. Fraud costs government assistance programs billions each year, and… Continue Reading 7 State Assistance Programs in Georgia to Utilize Fraud Detection Services

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post discussing how employee engagement is more about leadership than free coffee mugs and prizes. Debbie Laskey has posted a great selection of ideas for engaging employees in the workforce. Some will apply to security awareness … some won’t. But well… Continue Reading Some More About Employee Engagement

Two articles that I came across today highlight the serious risk of poor data destruction procedures. The National Health Service in Surrey (UK) has been fined £200,000 (about US$300,000) for failing to completely remove patient data from recycled PCs – some of which ended up on an online auction site.… Continue Reading Don’t Ignore Data Destruction

It is always found that physicians, physician assistants, nurse, nurse practitioners and other health professionals frequently encounter work related safety and health question while they are on their job. The present article will enlighten the readers with adequate information and resources and help the clinicians with adequate knowledge about OSHA (Occupational Safety… Continue Reading All About OSHA And Medicine