By Art Gross – Ensuring HIPAA compliance is a crucial aspect of healthcare operations, and staying current on the latest regulations and best practices is essential. Our team of experts strongly encourages professionals to initiate employee training early in the year, contributing to a secure and informed healthcare environment.Read More
Health IT Security and Compliance
By Pamela J. Gallagher – Compared to a grocery store, the healthcare industry holds vastly greater amounts of sensitive personal information. Questions of how to balance convenience and privacy is essential for the health of our industry.
By Steve Akers – One of the best defenses against a cyberattack is 24/7 threat detection and response. Whether you build this team internally or leverage a healthcare MSSP, this team actively hunts for threats in your network to mitigate the danger before it becomes a material incident.
By Matt Fisher – Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, individuals have the right to request an amendment to their protected health information if there is a concern about the accuracy of the information. The word amendment carries a certain understanding.
By Art Gross – The healthcare industry faces rising cybersecurity risks that threaten patient safety and care. According to HHS, large healthcare data breaches are up 93% from 2018 to 2022, increasingly involving ransomware.
By April Miller – Leveraging blockchain technology to enhance health care security in the biotech sector proves to be a promising venture. If providers and IT professionals coordinate their approaches and follow the best practices for implementation and utilization, they will strengthen their defenses.
By Matt Fisher – The latest volley in the tracking technology saga has now been sent up by the New York Attorney General. Specifically, the New York AG and New York Presbyterian, which is a large academic medical center system in New York, settled allegations about privacy violations stemming from NYP’s use of tracking tools.
By Art Gross – In a groundbreaking development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has reached a settlement with Lafourche Medical Group, a Louisiana-based medical facility, following a phishing cyberattack that compromised the electronic protected health information of nearly 35,000 patients.
By Art Gross – In a watershed moment for the healthcare industry, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, recently finalized a $100,000 settlement with Doctors’ Management Services, a Massachusetts-based medical management company.