By Art Gross – Pawnee County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) in Pawnee City, Nebraska has notified 7,038 patients that a hacker may have accessed some of their protected health information.
This month, the Department of Health and Human Services will launch its Compliance Review Program, an audit to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules for electronic healthcare transactions.
By Art Gross – Healthcare breaches are incredibly difficult for organizations to deal with. Repercussions of a data breach vary greatly depending on what caused the breach to begin with. For example, there’s the struggle of getting your organization back up and running, determining the…
By Matt Fisher – If an organization is involved in healthcare, whether as a provider, facility, consultant, vendor or in almost any other capacity, it is highly likely that HIPAA applies to internal operations and relationships with other parties.
By Art Gross – Rush University Medical Center is feeling the impact of a breach they themselves did not cause. A third-party vendor is responsible for compromised personal information of 45,000 patients of Rush Medical.
By Rita Bowen – The month of March holds important projections for the healthcare industry—especially for those involved in privacy, security and patient access to health information. It is when the annual National HIPAA Summit is held every year in Washington, D.C., and this year was no exception.
By Art Gross – As the digital ecosystem continues to thrive and advance, so too must the regulations and practices for safely caring for sensitive data. That is especially true for the healthcare industry, which continues to be a prime target for cybercriminals.
By Art Gross – Cybercriminals target businesses of all industries and sizes, however, it seems as though their sights are set more on small and medium-sized businesses than large corporations.
By Matt Fisher – An easy to overlook aspect of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is the requirement that all uses and disclosures be of the “minimum necessary” amount of protected health information. That means the least amount of information needed for the intended purpose should be used.
By Matt Fisher – Compliance with HIPAA and the attendant privacy and security requirements is a frequent topic of discussion. Discussions around compliance are driven by the daily reporting of breaches and the probably more than daily issues faced by patients, clinicians and….
By Ken Reiher – Conducting regular HIPAA security risk assessments helps CEs ensure compliance with HIPAA’s administrative, physical and technical safeguards, and helps expose areas where an organization’s protected health information could be at risk.
HIPAA Complaints, OCR Investigations, and Security Risk Analysis for Healthcare Delivery Organizations – A Common Thread
By Rich Curtiss – Many HIPAA covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) may not be meeting the regulatory mandate as defined in §164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) of the HIPAA Security Rule. This implementation specification requires that healthcare delivery organizations…
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