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U.S. Employer in Class Action Lawsuit Over Employee Privacy Recordkeeping Violations

Employees from Peacock Foods recently filed a class action suit against their employer. The group claims the company violated the Illinois Biometric Identifier Privacy Act. The employees say the company collected their fingerprints when they clocked in and out of work. They also claim the company didn’t follow the mandates meant to protect this information.…

Zasio records management software offers Vital Records Retention backup options to keep from loosing records should a disaster occur.

Records Management Disaster Plan Development

Developing a Disaster Plan Do you have a records management disaster plan? Headlines about natural disasters provide a stark reminder that we can’t control our environment. However, if we plan for disasters and assess risks, we can help ensure business continuity if disaster strikes. To plan for disaster, analyze the different types of potential disasters…

Zasio records management software helps meet medical records retention requirements with records retention software and record retention consulting.

Solving the Medical Records Puzzle: Identifying Retention Requirements

Records retention is challenging for healthcare entities. The requirements are complex and there is a lack of harmony among state, federal, and accreditation requirements. State and federal regulations identify different documents you must maintain in a patient’s medical record and mandate different retention periods for the medical record. Federal law typically requires the retention of…

Zasio's record retention consulting can help with the proper destruction of paper and digital or electronic records.

Proper Destruction of Records

When paper or electronic records have reached the end of their retention period, how do you appropriately destroy them?  Below is a summary of common records destruction methods. Paper Records Confidential Information Shredding: Paper is cut into thin vertical strips (straight-cut shredding) or into vertical and horizontal confetti-like pieces (cross-cut shredding). Most non-confidential records can…

Zasio records management consulting software helps with appropriate de-identification methods to avoid re-identification.

Breaking Down Big Data: Challenges of Meeting De-identification Standards

Simply removing direct and indirect personal identifiers isn’t enough to achieve de-identification of a dataset. Data controllers must also analyze the context in which the data is presented, as well as the risk of re-identification. Not only that, but technical methods for performing de-identification are not prescribed by law, but rather are often left to…

Zasio digital records management helps you to meet the demand of immediate access to records from the OIG, the Office of Inspector General.

Poor Records Management May Lead to OIG Exclusions

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has broad authority to exclude a healthcare organization from participating in federal healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid). Although exclusions commonly arise from violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, there are many other violations that could lead to a permissive exclusion. For instance, the OIG can request…

Zasio records management consulting software can help address when to apply de-identification and the legal standards.

De-identification Standards to Protect Personal Information

Individuals value their privacy. In contrast, businesses value the ability to leverage personal information to deliver quality products and services to meet the needs of their clients. The legal standards that regulate the protection of personal information help bridge the gap between these two opposing interests. This article addresses when to apply de-identification, the legal…

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GDPR Compliance Prep for US Companies

The clock is ticking on the European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’re less than one year away from when the GDPR comes into force, May 25, 2018. This new regulation imposes sweeping privacy protection requirements on any entities that oversee personal data operations or process personal data in the…