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September 30, 2020

T-Scan's Latest Concoction: Personal HITECH Medical Record Retrieval

There are two kinds of people in the world.

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December 27, 2019

Record Retrieval is Important. Enlist the Experts.

If your office retrieves records, you know there are three facts inherent in gathering personally identifiable information:

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November 21, 2019

Is Your Data Security Real or Imagined?

Data security is a complicated task requiring constant updating and monitoring against threats both large and small. The majority of us need to take the word of the companies housing our data that it is safe and secure, unfortunately, many companies fall short of this. Security surrounding data is often a modern-day version of The Emperor’s New Clothes. Like Hans Christian Andersen’s short tale, we are left to the word of the security tailors that the data is clothed in security that we could not possibly understand. The best security, we are told, is the security we cannot see. It is not until a child, or a hacker in our modern update of the tale, looks at the nonexistent security and yells out that there is no security, accesses the data and causes embarrassment to the emperor, the tailors, and the company holding that data cloaked in invisible security. The exposure can be costly and embarrassing.

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July 1, 2019

T-Scan’s Lunch & Learn: Who Says HIPAA and HITECH Can’t Be Riveting?

Record retrieval is critical. Thoroughly understanding HIPAA and HITECH requirements eliminates delays, pitfalls, and frustrations associated with retrieving sensitive information. All of us involved in claims and litigation have been known to be just a tad busy--to say the least. An average case contains nine separate providers from whom records must be gathered. In general, each record request takes about an hour to complete. So, finding time to brush up on HIPAA or HITECH, or even just learn best practices, takes time away from the actual retrieval, perhaps, even affecting the outcome of the case.

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