Articles About Health Records
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Queensland Health (QH) is to implement a new warehouse management system at its Central Pharmacy (CP) business unit to improve the efficiency of delivering pharmaceuticals and dental products to all QH hospitals and clinics. The agency currently uses the enterprise-wide pharmacy software system iPharmacy, supplied and maintained by iSoft to connect all QH pharmacy departments with CP. According to Queensland Health, all processes within the CP warehouse are completely paper-based where automation ends at the release of a picking list. Dental products also rely on the Pronto application for managing stock order processes.
Network World - Healthcare organizations that are performing risk assessments as a way to craft patient-privacy policies might want to consider a new potential attack vector: federal regulators. Later this year, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to start auditing up to 150 health providers at random through December 2012 in an effort to find medical entities that fail to comply with HIPAA and HITECH regulations about how personal data must be handled securely. IN THE NEWS: Stanford Hospital investigating patient data leak
The Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust put the CD, which contained the name, address, date of birth, NHS number and GP of about 1.6 million people, in a filing cabinet during an office move. But no one told staff who sent the cabinet to the landfill site and it has not been recovered, the Information Commissioner's Office said. The trust said it would now take action to bring in clear policies and procedures for when moving office, improve staff training and boost security against unauthorised and unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage of personal records.
News release: 7 September 2011
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte doctor was forced to pay a hefty fine for dumping his patients' financial and medical information in the summer of 2010. WBTV first covered the story about Dr. Ervin Batchelor of the Carolina Center for Development and Rehabilitation in mid-June 2010. Now, Dr. Batchelor has paid $40,000 as a fine, according to a statement released by the NC Attorney General's Office. Earlier WBTV story: Medical records found at recycling center