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The Schellman Blog

Stay up to date with the latest compliance news from the Schellman blog.

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Healthcare Assessments

By: Schellman
June 29th, 2023

Do you or someone you love have a taste for luxury? If so, you may have shelled out for a bag from a high-end designer—Gucci, Kate Spade, Coach, Louis Vuitton, and the like. But of course, these can go for thousands of dollars, so in many cases, it makes more sense to instead indulge in a cheaper knock-off. It looks basically like the real deal, so there’s no problem, right?

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Healthcare Assessments

By: Schellman
May 23rd, 2023

We all likely remember how COVID-19 overwhelmed healthcare systems and workers across the globe. It was a crazy time of momentous struggle as the world tried to adjust to dealing with a new deadly virus—and we’re still not completely out of it.

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Healthcare Assessments

By: Schellman
May 18th, 2023

Ever heard the story about the boy who put his finger in a dike to plug a leak? He did it because he knew a small leak could turn into a major breach—the sea would come crashing through to destroy his town. So, he sat there all night until help came, to ensure everything would remain safe.

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Healthcare Assessments

By: Kevin Keane
May 11th, 2023

In the hit film Interstellar, scientists discover a wormhole around the planet Saturn that leads to another galaxy far, far away and sends a team of astronauts through it to see if they can find a new home for humanity. It’s a journey that was made light years shorter—and more efficient.

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Healthcare Assessments

By: Schellman
May 4th, 2023

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky,” said Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore. It’s a nice, optimistic sentiment, but if you’re a healthcare provider using the cloud, you’re likely thinking that, in your position, clouds are still plenty capable of ushering storms where your HIPAA compliance is concerned. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides clear rules about the storage and sharing of protected health information (PHI). All organizations that handle PHI are required to comply with HIPAA standards, but that can become a little trickier if you engage a cloud service provider (CSP). As long-time, highly experienced HIPAA assessors, we provide valuable insight and services that help organizations avoid any HIPAA missteps. In this article, we’re going to outline eight things you can do to ensure you stay compliant when engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) so that your cloud doesn’t “usher in any storms.”

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Healthcare Assessments

By: DOUG KANNEY
April 26th, 2023

In the famed series Lord of the Rings, the unlikely hero Frodo Baggins offers to carry the terrible burden of the One Ring to Mordor in order to destroy it and save all of Middle Earth from evil. Immediately after he makes this decision, he says, “Though I do not know the way.”

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Healthcare Assessments

By: Schellman
April 20th, 2023

Someone once said that "a marathon is hundreds of miles. The finish is the last 26.2." Maybe that “someone” worked at the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) because they are coming to the “finish” at the end of their latest marathon, though it’ll still take some work and time to get over the line.

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Healthcare Assessments

By: Kevin Keane
April 13th, 2023

Think about the last time you went to a restaurant—what did you order? Was it your usual, or did you see a new addition to the menu that intrigued you so much you pulled the trigger and tried it?

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