Navigation Links
VA Identifies Problem With a Transcription Services Contract
Date:2/12/2009

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a routine internal inspection, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) discovered a contractor providing medical transcription services who was not following the Department's rules for protecting medical information.

Although there is no evidence that any patient information was disclosed as a result of the violation, VA has suspended the contractor from receiving any sensitive information from the Department until the contractor guarantees compliance with VA's standards for information technology (IT) security.

"VA insists that contractors, as well as our own personnel, adhere to the highest standards for protecting personal information," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "When we detect a problem, as happened in this case, we will quickly fix it, and we will ensure such problems are not happening elsewhere."

The issue involves a contractor whose employees create written transcripts of recordings made by health care professionals while performing physical examinations, reporting on surgeries, and taking patients' histories. VA officials found the contractor's employees used computers that do not adhere to government policy on security.

Based on this incident, the Secretary has launched an intensive examination of all VA's contracts to ensure all contractors properly safeguard information about VA patients, Veterans and employees.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Identafi(TM) 3000 Identifies Signs of Silent Killer:
2. The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation: New Study Identifies Gene Mutations as Cause of Dystonia in Amish-Mennonite Families
3. Study identifies potential safe period for hormone replacement use
4. Penn study identifies how ebola virus avoids the immune system
5. Research identifies risk factors that affected World Trade Center evacuation
6. Research identifies in-flight emergencies
7. As New Administration Takes Office, Deloitte Report Identifies $530 Billion Savings Opportunity for Health Care Reform Over Next 10 Years
8. DrScore.com Identifies Toxic Combination
9. State Human Services Union Identifies Ways to Save Millions of Tax Dollars
10. Rice psychologist identifies area of brain key to choosing words
11. Molecular marker identifies normal stem cells as intestinal tumor source
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the ... to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The ... Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an orthodontist ... has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be used ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented ... in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the ... Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce ... experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report ... The report contains up to date financial data derived from ... of major trends with potential impact on the market during ... market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future ... today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes ... stand in the way of academic and community service ... scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... "Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, ... report to their offering. ... tool for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume ... surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: