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Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County is on a mission. According to their website: “Our mission is to improve the oral health of children in Orange County through collaborative programs directed at prevention, outreach and education, access to treatment, …

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It’s a Catch 22: patients in remote or rural settings are among those that stand to benefit most from telehealth programs, and yet the areas in which they live are often the least likely to have the basic technology that …

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Posted in Healthcare Reform HIPAA Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance

With the undeniable shift from paper to pixels in the world at large – including the realm of healthcare – there’s an ongoing discussion about cyber-security and protecting consumers’ (and patients’) sensitive information. And ignorance about how to offer that …

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Nearly a year after the department first released proposed changes to the underlying requirements, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last month issued a rule finalizing revisions to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records …

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If you think hospitals have nothing in common with air traffic control rooms, you may want to think again. Highly sophisticated “command centers” that manage the complicated, ever-changing flow of patient and facility dynamics may be a new, isolated addition …

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Posted in Healthcare Ventures HIPAA Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

At first glance, there is no overlap between the business of healthcare and the manufacture of weapons of war. Look again. Strange bedfellows as they may seem, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signed a $92-million contract …

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Posted in HIPAA Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News Regulatory Compliance