HITECH and HIPPA


In 2009, as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was passed.  It is more commonly known as the HITECH Act.  The bill was introduced to increase the use to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and to make HIPPA carry more weight.  The Act … READ MORE

HIPPA and Shredding


We have all heard about HIPPA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed in 1996 but do you know what it says about the destruction of protected health information (PHI)?  The first rule is the HIPPA Privacy Rule and it stipulates that covered entities must apply ‘appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards … READ MORE

Come see us at the Northland Medical Managers Symposium


We’re excited to be at the Northland Medical Managers (NMM) 2011 Annual Symposium in Kansas City today. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by booth No. 51 and say hello to UV&S team members Dennis Friedl and Lisa Mayer. NMM has put together a great lineup of speakers and breakout sessions on topics affecting … READ MORE

Tradeshow season is upon us at UV&S


Tradeshow season is upon us at UV&S. Here’s a list of where we will be exhibiting this month. If you are in the area please stop by and see us and register to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. ALA Regions 3 & 4 Conference & Expo. Join us September 15-16 at the InterContinental Kansas … READ MORE

Retired and still stuck with paperwork?


It can be difficult for a doctor to retire, but it doesn’t have to be. Patient medical records don’t go away just because a doctor closes up shop and prepares for retirement. And it may be months or even years down the road when a patient has need of a specific document. Without proper planning, … READ MORE

Curbing the cost of compliance


The conversion to electronic medical records (EMR) has a lot of businesses scrambling to maintain compliance and not just healthcare organizations, but their business partners as well. But what a lot of these organizations don’t realize is that not all medical records need to be transferred to electronic format, particularly older records. And there is … READ MORE