EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

MIPS / PQRS / MACRA / Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the federal government launched the HITECH program, which provided stimulus incentive funds for demonstrating Meaningful Use of certified EHR (electronic health records). Under this program, Eligible Professionals...

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42 CFR Part 2

While almost every EHR on the market offers HIPAA security & safeguards, not all of them provide the functionality to support 42 CFR Part 2. For many Substance Use facilities, HIPAA’s not enough! If you’re a clinician that offers treatment for SUDs (Substance Use Disorder), you probably have to...

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HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud

Are you on Cloud 9? According to ClearDATA, there are seven top areas that health businesses need to have firmly in place for HIPAA compliance in the Cloud. These topics include using the public Cloud “in several key ways” to improve patients’ care and ensure PHI safety. 1) Encryption Do...

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PHIPA, HIPAA + PIPEDA Explained

Are you a Canadian facility wondering, “If I use a US-based mental health EHR, will my data be secure and PHIPA / PIPEDA compliant?!”   Both Canadian and US federal legislature have established rules for data privacy and security provisions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal...

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Are Your Business Partners HIPAA Healthy?

by Donna Koger, 7.5.18 How do you know if your business partners are HIPAA healthy and that they are safeguarding YOUR PHI? It is the responsibility of the Covered Entity (you) to be sure anyone accessing your data is in full compliance. According to the Omnibus Rule of 2013, “The Privacy Rule requires...

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Faxing Your Way to HIPAA Non-Compliance Violations?

by Donna Koger, 4.11.18 If you are still faxing PHI, your practice may be in serious danger of HIPAA non-compliance violations and all that entails. When you’re faxing via a telephone line, it is NOT secure. Anyone on the other end can intercept the document and view PHI not intentioned for...

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Will Your Employees Get You Hacked?

by Donna Koger, 3.8.18 Apparently, according to cybersecurity experts, there are 5 things your employees are doing that will get you hacked. And you are not alone in being remiss to be sure your staff is fully trained on cyber hacking and the dangers involved from the small business end. Out of 2,000...

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PHI Security Statistics at a Glance

  PHI security is a big deal, and if you’re still not protecting your PHI as well as needed, take a look at this data: PHI Security Statistics: In 2017, healthcare was the 2nd biggest contributing industry to overall breaches with 334 breaches. In 2019, healthcare providers continued to be the...

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Do You Know Where Your PHI Data is Hiding?

by Donna Koger, 2.11.18 Hidden PHI Data = Hacker Candy. If you’re not sure where your PHI data is hiding, check out these locations that may surprise you and could compromise your data security: USB Drives Users often forget about PHI data they have incorrectly placed on a vulnerable thumb or...

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Is PIMSY Safe From Cyber Attacks?

In light of the recent cyber attacks on healthcare institutions, we’ve gotten some very valid and understandable questions about PIMSY’s safety and security. Thankfully, when you’re a PIMSY customer, all of your data is stored in the secure and HIPAA-compliant Microsoft Azure Cloud....

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Kudos from Clients

Seth H.

“PIMSY more than pays for itself by streamlining my office, improving efficiency and reducing billing times. I would recommend PIMSY to anyone looking for a good EMR company that will help you implement its program and help you with any questions you have along the way.”

~ Seth H., Business Owner