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HITECH and HIPPA

In 2009, as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was passed.  It is more commonly known as the HITECH Act.  The bill was introduced to increase the use to Electronic Health Records…

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Red Flag Rule

In December 2010 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) added the Red Flag Rule to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). Congress had charged the FTC with developing regulations to help combat Identity Theft.  The rule requires creditors to address the risks of Identity…

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KBA Annual Conference: “Honoring Our Past…..Preparing For Our Future”

We are honored to be an exhibitor at the 2012 Kentucky Bar Association’s Annual Convention June 6th – 8th. Lois Herrmann and Kristel Marquart will be there to offer solutions for secure records storage, imaging, and online backup just to name a few ways to…

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Time to prepare your 2011 business records for storage

Tis the season to be jolly………..NO, WAIT…..that season has passed. Tis the season to start preparing your 2011 business records for proper storage. Although this is not one of our favorite things to do each year (and there is no catchy song to go with…

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The cost of improper data disposal

Companies that collect sensitive personal information have a legal duty to keep that information secure and to dispose of it properly. Not upholding that duty has serious consequences as evidenced by a $1,000,000 fine levied on one company by the HHS and FTC. Unfortunately failing…

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How long?

How long do you need to keep old records? Well, it varies. There are the fairly standard IRS rules to live by, but some industries have additional guidelines and regulations. Some feel that the best answer is to keep everything forever. Because of space and…

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Security and the Small Business

Not that long ago, small business security meant locking the front door on the way out. Times have changed, and small business owners find themselves needing to address the security of not only their physical property, but also their intellectual property and everything in between….

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Curbing the cost of compliance

The conversion to electronic medical records (EMR) has a lot of businesses scrambling to maintain compliance and not just healthcare organizations, but their business partners as well. But what a lot of these organizations don’t realize is that not all medical records need to be…

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