08.16.2017

Safety First: Protect Your Eyes When Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Do you know that a permanent blind spot in the center of your vision can result from viewing a solar eclipse improperly -- even briefly? Learn how to protect your eyes when viewing the solar eclipse on August 21.

08.10.2017

HIPAA Alert: Think Before Forwarding Emails

REMINDER: Before forwarding an email chain — especially when emailing to outside parties — remember to follow HIPAA privacy rules and to maintain confidentiality of proprietary information. All Methodist Health System employees are expected to maintain a level of confidentiality, both internally and externally.

07.19.2017

HIPAA Alert: Employee Mistake Costs a Hospital $750,000

A Washington hospital's employee opened an email attachment containing malicious malware, leading to a breach of 90,000 patient names, demographic info, dates of birth, social security numbers, medical record numbers, dates of service, charges or balance due and insurance identification or Medicare numbers. Do you understand the increased risk of sophisticated phishing attacks?

06.22.2017

HIPAA Alert: Lack of a Business Associate Agreement Violated Privacy, Cost Health Care Provider $31K

Do you understand the danger of allowing a vendor access to protected health information without having a Business Associate Agreement in place? A pediatric practice in Illinois failed to follow HIPPA guidelines in its dealings with a third-party vendor. The lack of a written Business Associate Agreement cost the practice $31,000.

05.30.2017

Safety First: Do You Buckle Up?

Did you now that in Nebraska, an automobile collision occurs every 15 minutes? Learn why it is so important to BUCKLE UP. 

05.23.2017

Compliance Reporting & Our Code of Conduct

Methodist Health System is committed to always doing the right thing. That is why we have a compliance program and why we have adopted a Code of Conduct as part of an effective program to prevent and detect violations of law and conduct. Do you know the many ways you can report a concern or incident related to this Code?

05.17.2017

HIPAA Alert: What Is an Insider Threat?

Do you understand the meaning and danger of an insider threat?  

04.24.2017

Compliance Hotline Is Not for Routine Communications

Methodist Health System has established a Compliance Hotline through Lighthouse Services, Inc. to report fraud, unlawful, unethical and other types of improper behavior. This hotline is NOT a substitute for routine communications within our organization between associates and their supervisors and managers, particularly as to workplace duties.

04.06.2017

Safety First: Are You Prepared for Severe Weather?

Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? Learn the difference and the appropriate steps to take. 

04.03.2017

New & Improved Compliance Reporting Hotline Launches

Effective April 1, a new hotline number and website launched to give MHS employees 24/7 access to submit compliance concerns anonymously.

04.01.2017

HIPAA Alert: The Patient's Right to Request Medical Record Corrections & Amendments

REMINDER: Know and follow the HIPAA regulations and MHS policy regarding our patients' requests to correct or amend their medical records.  

03.23.2017

Safety First: Watch Where You Are Going

Distracted walking is on the rise. Being safe means being alert — all of the time.

03.01.2017

HIPAA Alert: Serious Message Behind This HIPAA Humor

Take this bit of HIPAA humor as an essential reminder. Be careful when mailing patient information. Always doublecheck the patient's first name, last name and address.

03.01.2017

National Patient Safety Awareness Week Lunch & Learns!

Celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness week with lunch and learns at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital.

02.08.2017

Safety First: Be Prepared for Winter Weather Conditions

Check out these essential safety tips for snow shoveling and driving in winter weather.