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Engaging payers, the medical director, administrators and field providers was key to MedStar’s successful telehealth implementation
Establishing clear policies, protocols and building trust: PCHD EMS shares their body-worn cameras implementation journey
Learn more about the OIG Compliance Program guidance and the uptick in HIPAA-related enforcement activity and lawsuits
Lincoln Park First Aid Squad alleges that the state health department’s office of EMS gave the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Reporting System access to medical records
A new online resource is helping hospitals and healthcare providers better understand privacy rule
The HIPAA workplace poster can be posted at EMS stations to remind providers of key do’s and don’ts
You don’t have to roll out a red carpet, but there are a few extra considerations for caring for celebrities, politicians and other high-profile individuals in the public spotlight
Police received a complaint that Nathan G. Appel, 24, was filming and recording audio of patients without their knowledge while treating them
Recognize, prevent growing ransomware as a service and drive-by downloading threats with these tips
EMS1 talks with Pulsara’s Kris Kaull about the importance of communication, how to improve it with the right technology, and how the role of EMS in the overall healthcare landscape is changing
AAA Ambulance Service reported that some individuals’ personal information was accessed during the breach, including names, social security numbers and medical information
NEMSIS-TAC and PWW produce definitive guidance on HIPAA – essential to aid the progression of MIH
Wren Nealy Jr., Cypress Creek EMS chief operating officer, relates how BWCs have contributed to personnel safety, QA/QI
EMTs, paramedics and firefighters are uniquely qualified to aid public health contact tracing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19
Funding a system of readiness through telehealth, treatment and alternative destination reimbursement for EMS
Working from home is the new normal for support staff: Lifestyle, office setup and HIPAA are key factors for being productive and compliant in the home space
HIPAA-covered entities may share protected health information when first responders may be at risk of infection
Officials said federal privacy laws mean first responders can’t be told if they came in contact with a patient who tested positive for the virus
Federal officials will review whether the show breaches patient privacy rules
The Office for Civil Rights has ambulance services on its radar
The St. Louis Fire Department says the partnership with the show has been successful, but some believe it may breach patient privacy
The first-ever HIPAA settlement in EMS cost a service $65,000. What can be done to make sure your agency isn’t next?
The EMT said he was forced to resign after “civil rights violations, harassment and retaliation” by a supervisor
A county commissioner wants complainants to be able to appeal decisions after an EMS employee’s harassment claim was dismissed
The settlement stems from a 2012 incident of an unencrypted laptop falling from the back of an ambulance
Protect your crew, your patients and yourself by limiting your infectious disease exposure risk with PPE and best practices
The center also agreed to take substantial corrective action after protected health information was disclosed in separate 2013 and 2017 breaches
An FDNY employee lost an unencrypted hard drive containing patient care reports made between 2011 and 2018
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