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Patagonia Health Offers Free 2-Factor Authentication for EHR

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Patagonia Health, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) software company serving Public Health agencies and Behavioral Health clinics, offers free 2-factor authentication for EHR customers. In today’s digital world, data security plays a vital role. There have been increasing cybersecurity threats to healthcare agencies. This extra authentication step secures protected health information (PHI) from ransomware attacks. […]

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Telehealth or Virtual Meetings? How to tell the difference

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When your healthcare agency is shopping for an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, consider its capability to provide your patients with telehealth or virtual meetings. While they both have a similar end goal, which is ensuring the patient is provided remote care and treatment, their core processes are different. After understanding these differences, you can […]

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Do Individuals have to Disclose Vaccination Status?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a controversy about “vaccine passports”, medical privacy laws and individual rights. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eases restrictions on individuals vaccinated against Coronavirus, many companies and individuals are asking for individuals to disclose vaccination status. HIPAA is often cited as a justification to avoid disclosing that vaccination status; […]

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Patagonia Health Supports 2-Factor Authentication

2-factor authentication

Patagonia Health EHR supports 2-factor authentication via one-time password (OTP) through SMS or email. Practice Administrators can modify 2-factor configuration in the EHR so that users logging into the EHR would be required to enter an additional 6-digit code that they receive on their registered SMS or email address.   This feature is not required […]

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4 Reasons Not Conducting a Security Risk Assessment Can Cost You Money

Security Risk Assessment

A Security Risk Assessment (SRA) is an analysis of your healthcare organization or associated business for any potential threats or issues in handling protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act (HIPAA). It is also mandatory for all Covered Entities under the HIPAA security rule and needs to be performed annually. […]

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