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Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Accuracy Factor – an Important Consideration when Amending Medical Records

The Accuracy Factor – an Important Consideration when Amending Medical Records

Providers of medical record review for attorneys know that the trial lawyer’s case relies a great deal on the accuracy of the medical records involved. However, medical records can become unreliable especially when amendments to the records are not made appropriately. This is a major concern and reviewers working with attorneys have the very important … Continue reading The Accuracy Factor – an Important Consideration when Amending Medical Records

Snooping into Patient Medical Records Also Constitutes a Privacy Breach

Snooping into Patient Medical Records Also Constitutes a Privacy Breach

Whether you handle healthcare documentation for medical claims review, medical peer review, or medical records review, maintaining their privacy is paramount. Privacy breach can come from many sources and put you at risk of non-compliance. According to the FBI, at least 4000 ransomware attacks occur daily in the United States resulting in privacy breaches. Now … Continue reading Snooping into Patient Medical Records Also Constitutes a Privacy Breach

Can EHR Adoption Ensure Patient Safety and Provider Satisfaction?

Can EHR Adoption Ensure Patient Safety and Provider Satisfaction?

This is the age of the electronic health record (EHR) and there is no doubt the system has a number of benefits that come with automation. They are meant to standardize data collection, provide clinical decision support, deliver important safety alerts and enable smooth communication among the care team members. Since it is a more … Continue reading Can EHR Adoption Ensure Patient Safety and Provider Satisfaction?

Why Medical Records Are a Hot Product on the Dark Web Marketplace

Why Medical Records Are a Hot Product on the Dark Web Marketplace

Imagine having to pay a huge amount for a surgery you never received! That is what happens when your medical records are compromised. In 2015 alone, more than 113 million medical records were hacked as per the records of the Health and Human Services. Now, a report released by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology … Continue reading Why Medical Records Are a Hot Product on the Dark Web Marketplace

Medical Record Retrieval – Be Wary of Data Breach Notification Laws

Medical Record Retrieval – Be Wary of Data Breach Notification Laws

Medical records are pivotal in any medical-legal case and for successful case resolution these documents have to be obtained during discovery. Custodians of medical records have to be HIPAA compliant, and also compliant with HITECH as well as various state Data Breach Notification laws. Custodians can release the medical records only with a valid authorization … Continue reading Medical Record Retrieval – Be Wary of Data Breach Notification Laws