Patient Privacy and Web Development

When it comes to our health, most of us would like to believe our medical and health information is kept private. We like to believe that only the people that are authorized to view these records should have access to such sensitive information. With technology in the form of information systems becoming more prevalent in the healthcare field, web developers and the like have to make sure they follow patient privacy laws.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and its regulations (the “Privacy Rule” and the “Security Rule”) protect the privacy of an individual’s health information and govern the way certain health care providers and benefits plans collect, maintain, use and disclose protected health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral. The Security Rule, a Federal law that protects health information in electronic form, requires entities covered by HIPAA to ensure that electronic protected health information is secure. read more

Partnering For Social Change with Community Evaluation Solutions

JH Media Group recently launched Community Evaluation Solutions, a social science research company that works with nonprofit organizations and public health agencies in fields such as substance abuse prevention, education, after-school programs, violence prevention, and public health as well as others.

Ann Price, owner of Community Evaluation Solutions, came to us with her goal of helping these organizations to succeed by creating tailored programs and evaluation methods to create social change in communities and asked if we could help her create a web presence. read more

How To Design a Website for a Chamber of Commerce

A Chamber of Commerce represents the collective activism of local, community businesses who are working together for the enhancement of local community.  In many ways, a Chamber of Commerce helps market member businesses with ways to advertise and promote, as well as advocate for them in government processes and legislation.

As a result, a Chamber’s website represents a key resource the entity can use to present its information online.

Because a Chamber of Commerce is so member oriented, a website design for a Chamber of Commerce needs to include both static information as well as dynamic content. read more

Network Athens

Amanda Cook, our newest account manager, attended a Network Athens event at the Melting Point on Wednesday, December 12. The event was quite large and was definitely bursting with energy.

Amanda with Shannon, a member of the Banyan Tree team

Photo by Aura Exposures Photography

This time, Network Athens paired with BrainPik, an Athens-based company that rewards customers for reviewing businesses. When registering for the event, attendees could sign up for a code. They presented the code upon arrival to the event, and now BrainPik will send out a survey to all participants. Upon completion, the users will receive $10 credit for use on, which they can redeem for credit at local restaurants or even cash back! read more

Atlanta AIGA Roundtable Event

On Thursday, Jason Long (our CEO) had the privilege of participating in the AIGA Roundtable discussion at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta. AIGA is the professional association for design, and has 66 chapters across the country. With over 20,000 members, AIGA works to support the careers of many varied types of design professionals.

This roundtable discussion was for those who are running their own design studios, something Jason has been doing for 10+ years now. They mused on the common triumphs and pitfalls of this line of work, and it was nice to be able to be in community with with other creative professionals and hear about how they handle things. read more

ATHENA Luncheon!

JH Media Group account gurus, Amanda and Spence, dressed to impress for the ATHENA Luncheon!

Two members of the JHMG team, Spence Downs and Amanda Cook, were honored to attend this year’s ATHENA Luncheon, sponsored by the Women in Business Council of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at The Foundry Park Inn & Spa, and the Foundry’s team did a wonderful job setting up the event. The decorations were beautiful, the service was wonderful, and my goodness, the food was delicious!

More importantly, it was quite inspiring to be surrounded by such hard working, influential women in our community. Hearing about how each of the fifteen ATHENA nominees helps the Athens community in such diverse ways showcased the power that an individual can have when she is determined to make a difference. We are proud to be a part of the Athens community, and wish all fifteen wonderful ladies the best of luck in all their endeavors! read more