OCR “Raises The Stakes” For HIPAA Compliance in Second Quarter 2016

During the first quarter of 2016, the OCR announced several actions which highlight the need for Covered Entities and Business Associates to prioritize their HIPAA compliance efforts for the second … Continue Reading →


JOINT COMMISSION POSTS FAQ: NO “TEXT ORDERS”

On November 10, 2011, in Joint Commission Standards Frequently Asked Questions, the Joint Commission clarified that “text orders” are impermissible in a Joint Commission-accredited hospital or health care setting.  The … Continue Reading →


Exploring the Potential Legal Problems with Social Networking

The importance of social media is becoming increasingly recognized in the health care sector, and there are now thousands of social media websites devoted to health care issues.  Nevertheless, tension … Continue Reading →