A lot of confusion has been raised regarding the compliance of cloud to the HIPAA. On the contrary, the healthcare community itself is not very sure of it and is looking at it as a double edged sword. The cloud presents you a shimmering picture of cost-effective option. It provides… Continue Reading Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?
We all are aware of the fact that today workers or employees are not safe at their working premises, as they confront a wide range of emerging health and safety issues that requires to be noticed. OSHA has introduced its future direction towards the health and safety of contingent workers. The… Continue Reading Safeguard the potential of the Contingent Workers
Construction workers, farm laborers, warehousing employees and hotel workers are more likely to be employed on a contingent basis in the United States, which may make them vulnerable to occupational hazards. In a new white paper, the Center for Progressive Reform highlights the occupational safety and health concerns faced by… Continue Reading 7 Strategies to Improve Safety for Contingent Workers
Within the healthcare community, the cloud has been perceived as a double-edged sword. On one side, the cloud represents a cost-effective solution to the problem of affording the capacity to store and analyze massive amounts of data; on the other, it presents concerns about remaining compliant with HIPAA Training while making strategic… Continue Reading Does the cloud provide an easier route to HIPAA compliance?
Employees achieved a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous lowest rate of 1.15 in 2011. From 2002 to 2012, the reportable injury rate fell by 58 percent. Union Pacific Railroad announced Jan. 29 that its 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company’s 150-year history: Employees achieved… Continue Reading Union Pacific Sets New Safety Record
ORLANDO—U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. today sentenced Dale Munroe, II (35, Winter Haven) to 12 months and one day in federal prison for his role in stealing the information of Florida Hospital patients. As part of his sentence, Munroe was also ordered to serve a two-year term of supervised… Continue Reading Former Florida hospital employee sentenced to federal prison for data theft
A pre-publication version of the much anticipated final Omnibus Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rule (the Final Rule) was issued January 17, 2013 with publication in the Federal Register scheduled for January 25, 2013. While the Final Rule becomes effective March 26, 2013, covered entities and business associates have until… Continue Reading HIPAA final rule out in Federal Register
A legislative act passed in year 1996, called HIPAA or in other words the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act affected the health care administration. For years, we have researched upon the safety rule along with three types of security safeguards based mainly on technical and physical grounds. Amongst the above mentioned… Continue Reading Safeguard your confidential data by implementing HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard
Residential contractors are being given yet another temporary reprieve in implementing a 2010 federal directive on fall protection. In an effort to encourage greater compliance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the “temporary enforcement measure” period for its Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction (STD 03-11-002) to Dec. 15. The directive requires employers… Continue Reading OSHA Again Delays Fall-Protection Rule
E-learning courses have always been a useful source of information for the students. However; there are times when these courses fail quite miserably. In this blog; I have provided various points which showcase red flag for the failure of an e-learning course. I have tried my level best to point… Continue Reading Red flag that point out to the failure of an e-learning course