4 Key Findings from the SCCE and HCCA Data Breach Report

Contrary to popular belief, hackers or “hactivists” are not the leading cause of data breaches in healthcare—not even the second, according to a recent survey by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

3 Ways to Mitigate Risk of Healthcare Data Breaches

The healthcare industry has seen a major spike in data breaches and security threats in recent years. According to Trend Micro’s data breach analysis, since 2010, 27 percent of all disclosed data breaches were in healthcare, followed by education (17%) and government (16%). There are two possible explanations for this. First, insider threats have always been present and never properly reported.

5 Key Changes Affecting Medical Staff Services in 2016 and Beyond

Medical services professionals are often seen as the “gateway” to healthcare organizations. They are key to ensuring the healthcare professionals hired and given privileges to serve organizations’ patients are fully qualified They also ensure the organization remains compliant with state and national regulations on qualifications and credentials. It’s an important role, and that won’t change as 2016 approaches, but some things will.

Here are four changes MSPs can expect to see in 2016 and beyond.

7 Employee Data Security Considerations for HR

Who within a company holds employee information that is sensitive and personal?  That’s right, Human Resources (HR) and that is why data security is a very important area to focus on.  As identity theft and fraud increases globally, people are becoming more protective of their personal information and count on companies to keep that information protected.  In addition to the direct employee information HR organizations hold, they typically retain company delicate information that would be damaging if leaked to the general public.  So how are HR departments storing most of this information n

While PreCheck is a longtime supporter and exhibitor of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute, this was my first time attending the conference as an attendee. As a healthcare exclusive background screening firm, it is imperative that we as an organization stay abreast of the latest healthcare regulations that affect our clients in this complex industry. I think we can all agree that healthcare is ever-changing.

Healthcare professionals play a significant role in providing answers and resources to the injured and chronically ill. These doctors, physicians, nurse and health professionals have dedicated their lives to protecting those in need. They are often placed at the forefront during life-threatening situations. Thus, having clear communication performing thorough examinations, and offering proper guidance is imperative.

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently released the 2014 OIG Work Plan, which addresses the various projects it will focus on during this fiscal year.

As we near the end of January, how prepared do you feel about the implementation of ICD-10 this fall? Although it may still be several months ahead, the October 1st deadline will be here before you know it, and now is the time to ensure that your organization has a plan in place. It may seem like an overwhelming task, but if you involve the right people, you’ll realize you have the resources to meet this deadline.  The following tips were taken from a presentation I attended at a regional HCCA conference titled, “ICD-10 for Non-Coders”, by Dr.

IT in Healthcare: ATS and HRIS Integrations with Background Screening

Information Technology (IT) is constantly evolving and is being used in some form or fashion in every industry in the world and healthcare is no exception. One area of healthcare that has a rising request is Human Resources and their desire to have background screening become integrated with their Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) to work seamlessly as one system.

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