By Art Gross – Isn’t it wonderful how technology has made medical care more accessible? Not only can medical professionals be mobile and go TO their patients, but patients can now take ownership via apps and devices…
By Art Gross – The American Cancer Society deals with illness of the human sort, but recently they had to deal with another kind of toxic plague silently taking over. On the outside, things looked fine. But on the inside, there was a silent plague.
By Art Gross – HIPAA compliance doesn’t care if you’re a small business or a non-profit. This isn’t said in a disrespectful manner to the laws that govern the policies, but to make you aware that your business status, or identifying structure won’t allow you to be overlooked.
By Art Gross – While it is required within HIPAA rules and regulations to complete a risk assessment regularly, the question may still be in your mind regarding WHY you have to do this. The legal ramifications are obvious.
By Art Gross – Enforcement is in action. That’s what Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg recently learned when they agreed to pay $85,000 in penalties to the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights for a potential violation of the HIPAA right to access provision.
By Art Gross – Making dinner plans? Check online for reviews before you spend your money dining out. Ready to book a vacation? You’re definitely making sure the pool is as big as they say it is. How about when it comes to personal care? Do you check online to see if a medical facility is up to par?
By Art Gross – When it comes to healthcare organizations addressing the HIPAA compliance of their business, many feel prepared and comfortable, readily checking that “compliant” box. But addressing the human part of security falls by the wayside too often.
By Art Gross – Avoiding the inevitable does not make it go away. Healthcare patients choose a provider based on the quality of care. In addition to that, the public will generally assume that their private information is safeguarded and not something that they need to…
By Art Gross – When you search for cyberattacks by vertical, always in the top categories is healthcare. It can be filtered from there by the size of the business, whether it is enterprise or small to medium-sized establishments, but the information targeted is patient data.
By Art Gross – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, has been around since 1996, with the intent to protect patients by properly handling their protected health information (PHI).
By Art Gross – Every day in my newsfeed I’m alerted to yet another compromise to patient information. The headline isn’t always the attention-grabbing ones that we see when major credit companies or big-box retailers are exposed.
By Art Gross – A potential class action lawsuit has been filed against the University of Chicago Medical Center by a former patient, claiming his and thousands of other patients’ medical records were shared with Google without authorization and without removing identifying information.
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