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Diane Evans
Diane Evans is Publisher of MyHIPAAGuide.com, a news and information service for HIPAA-covered organizations trying to stay up ever changing rules. In addition to regular updates, MyHIPAAGuide.com, has cataloged 40+ carefully-picked federal government resources, including templates for security policies and procedures and risk assessment tutorials. Read about MYHIPAAGuide.com in Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Do You Trust Medicare with Your Health? Read and Decide

Diane Evans fact-checks Medicare's claims about its newly announced physician-reimbursement plan (MACRA) that will affect the healthcare coverage of more than 55 million Americans.

Medicare, You Get F on the Hippocratic Test

Medicare is pushing doctors to enter data and make medical decisions based on statistical analysis. Yet, at the same time, health IT experts—including some in the federal government—are warning of hazards caused by shortcomings in EHR technology.

Smartphones in Stupid Hands – A New Way to Abuse the Elderly

Social media abuses in nursing homes have escalated to the point that the federal government has announced a crackdown.

The Problem with Medicare’s Quality Payment Program

MACRA 2015 set parameters for new physician incentives that can be based, in part, on models from private insurers
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It’s Time to Get Serious About Protecting Patient Privacy

Long-awaited federal audits are finally here under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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Guidelines for Safe Use of Social Media in Healthcare

A culture of vigilance when it comes to protecting patient privacy can HIPAA violations related to social media.
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Are You Struggling to Attest to Meaningful Use?

Under newly defined provisions, you can claim a hardship exception for issues related to insufficient time to meet Meaningful Use reporting requirements for 2015, relating to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
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Are You Ready for the HIPAA Police?

If you are a healthcare provider, far from the elaborate schemes of hackers, your greatest threat is more likely to be in carelessness or neglect.
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Goodbye Meaningful Use, It’s Time to Get Meaningful

Diane Evans says what we really need is meaningful use of all types of online communication involving patient health records.health records.
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Are We Ready for Data-driven Healthcare?

Although care driven by healthcare analytics can be beneficial, our IT infrastructure, EHRs in particular, are not fully ready to support this transition
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Will Too Much Change, Too Soon Cause Healthcare to Crumble?

Is the goal of building an information highway for health records, plus creating standardized, data-driven patient care, unrealistic to achieve simultaneously.
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Should Regulations Governing EHRs Give Older Doctors a Break?

Uncle Sam invites comments on regulations governing EHRs through December 15, 2015 - tell 'em go easy on older doctors.