EMR and HIPAA Blog

My desire is to post things I find of importance related to HIPAA and EMR. My personal experience is in College Health so I will focus on posting items related more specifically to College Health. However, I will try to incorporate any aspects of EMR and HIPAA because I think best practices across the industry are important to know. Please feel free to post all you want if you find some good information that I haven’t seen and correct me if I’m wrong. This is my best knowledge from my research and is not guaranteed in anyway.


About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.


    What a joke! I had a very well documented case against a covered entity in which I had emails, recordings and other additional documentation of violations by my husband’s ex wife (who worked at the hospital and violated not only my rights, but privacy practices). But of course the hospital claims to take the issue seriously, however, they do not. Why should they? There are no consequences. $100 bucks per violation? I have no civil recourse. What a joke. Why did the taxpayers have to pay for the time and effort put into the HIPAA laws? Why do we even have a regulatory commission such as the OCR? (No complaints about the OCR itself – they have done what they could). It’s absurb to have laws without any consequences. Let’s say, oh, I dunno, that there is a law against speeding, murder, rape, fraud or any other crime you can thing of… would it make sense not to have the ability to do something about it???? I think not.

    This HIPAA thing is just a commercialized way of industries such as IT, Insurance companies and others to capitalize on the requirements. Organizations spend billions of dollars each year due to the laws, but have no fear of a $100 fine. Does this make sense. If I were a hospital, I would just say forget all that privacy stuff… it’s just cheaper to pay the fines than to do anything to stop it.

  • John you desire is quite good. http://hipaatraining.net is a website that provides online hipaa training courses in multiple formats, as well as they have many customize hipaa courses to fit any individual or any organizational needs, and all their trainings and products are updated for ARRA’s HITECH act.

  • I work in the healthcare field and feel that HIPPA is in place for a reason.. But not very well recieved. The people that do violate this, (which is common sense to me of things not to do) I feel that it is now something people can hide behind so they do not have to do there job. Such as gather clinical information for an insurance company so that the member or patient could have there procedure approved. So.. please everyone, know your HIPPA laws and if you are not sure ASK!!!!

    Thank YOU

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