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Health IT Security and Compliance
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 Arshad Noor – The “data breach of the year” involved more than 100M files containing sensitive information of consumer credit-card applications at Capital One. The story hit headlines for months, and with much reason—
By Matt Fisher – Headlines proclaiming the next great application of artificial intelligence appear with a great degree of frequency. As much that is true generally, healthcare seems to receive potentially an even greater amount of such announcements.
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 Anthony Murray – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, initiated by the National Cybersecurity Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance, is observed in October.
By Kayla Matthews – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, became U.S. law in 1996. Since then, patient privacy has been a top-of-mind concern for health care providers.
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 Matt Fisher – For the first time, a medical practice received a HIPAA fine as a result of an online post. The settlement provides a clear lesson on the limitations of social media for healthcare organizations and the need to carefully consider what information will be posted before clicking submit.