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Protecting your Client Data is Smart Business

Protecting your Client Data is Smart BusinessClient Data or PHI security is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare companies. With the ubiquity of technology, today’s therapist employs several device in her daily routine. The constant transfer information from one program to another assumes that the security provisions and internet connectivity are adequate. In many cases, it is frighteningly not the case.Just alongside the productivity gains spawned by technology, are cyber predators who actively engaged in stealing valuable information, using malware (including various forms of viruses, worms, Trojans) as the tool of choice.

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Mandatory Form 1 submission to HCAI set for October 

The Assessment of Attendant Care Needs Form (Mandatory Form 1) must be submitted through the HCAI system, starting October 1, 2018. The current paper submission will give way to an electronic submission, taking HCAI one step further along the compliance path for PHI Data transfer. The objectives of the change were twofold:To make it easier for healthcare providers to submit and track the document.To improve insurers’ ability to monitor and adjudicate claims.To improve PHI transmission compliance in accordance with PHIPA and HIPA.

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Have you have been Keylogged?

Have you have been Keylogged?Jan invested in a new computer. Excited with her new computer, she took it to a professional conference. Several months later, and much to her disbelief, someone has been accessing her computer records, without her knowledge. Jan has been Keylogged.How could this be possible? Jan has never shared her login credentials with anyone.This scenario is not only possible but occurs more frequently than most people are aware of. Jan may have unknowingly shared her login credentials at a conference when she used the hotel’s computer to access her PMS system.

Practice Management Software is for any company – myth or fact!

Practice Management Software is  for any company – myth or fact! “We are a mid-size company offering therapy and rehab services. We are considering whether a Practice Management Software will be useful to us and whether we can afford it. Currently, we use a combination of paper-based files, Google, Outlook, MS Word on our local network, where we also store reports and other documents. We use QuickBooks for Accounting. Our session notes are done on paper template forms. We have just started to scan and store these forms on the server. Oh, we also use the HCAI website to submit plans and invoices. What we do now works fine although an increasing number of our competitors have invested in a PMS Solution. Can we afford a Solution and how do we benefit?