Memory Care Facilities: Six Keys for Reducing Professional Liability Risks

Memory care facilities may be exposed to lawsuits that allege issues such as failure to screen residents for a higher level of care, insufficient staffing, inadequate management of care, and failure to maintain a safe, secure environment.

Fortunately, there are ways to help protect both your residents and your business. Start with these six key areas:
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Closing the Gaps in Health Coverage

Many employers are grappling with the rising costs associated with providing health care insurance to their employees. As premiums have increased, and in an effort to mitigate those increases, many employers are looking for ways to expand their insurance choices. … Continue reading

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Data Diligence in Health Care

Protecting patient information is a serious concern for the health care industry as a whole, but doctors’ offices and smaller medical facilities are particularly vulnerable to data breaches because they often lack the resources to implement robust security measures.
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Measuring the Pulse of a Breach

The consequences of data breaches for U.S. health care organizations suffering a privacy breach, as defined by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), rose considerably in January 2013 when the HITECH Act became law. Today, fines for a single incident—once capped at $50,000—could go as high as $1.5 million for health care organizations and their business associates or contractors for cases of “willful neglect.”

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Suite Moves

Making data security part of your organization’s culture starts in the C-suite. By showing leadership in security initiatives, C-suite executives reinforce the importance of making this part of everyone’s job responsibilities. Continue reading

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Heavenly Repository Could Create Hell

As more companies contract with cloud providers to store a variety of information, determining responsibility for the financial consequences of a data breach are critical. Continue reading

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Breaches Can Flatline Healthcare Organizations

Hefty fines such as this can be a serious financial hardship for many small to midsize health care organizations, who are always closely watching their bottom line. Continue reading

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