By Art Gross – If in 2019 you had a HIPAA breach that affected fewer than 500 individuals, you must report that to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by Saturday, February 29, 2020.Read More
It has been four years since our first panel discussion addressing the growing and alarming rise of cybersecurity threats to healthcare. Yet, despite the addition of security protocols, and training to thwart hacking incidents, the industry continues to be plagued.
By Matt Fisher – Healthcare organizations are learning tough lessons that actions of employees can come back with serious consequences to the organization. When it comes to maintaining the privacy and security of patient data, no action comes without a consequence.
We regularly publish resources on cybersecurity to help physician practices, hospitals and business associates understand how to best thwart attacks and minimize exposure if there is a breach.
By Matt Fisher – The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced a $3.5 million settlement with Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and five of its subsidiaries (collectively, Fresenius) following the report and investigation of five separate breach notifications.
By Art Gross – Billion-dollar EHR company Allscripts has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, which began on Thursday, January 18 around 2:00 am EST. By 6:00 am EST, the ransomware attack was full-blown requiring Microsoft and Cisco’s incident response teams to be called upon for assistance.
By Matt Fisher – A $2.3 million HIPAA settlement by 21st Century Oncology from mid-December 2017 seemed to mostly fly under the radar. A combination of events seems to have helped push the low profile.
By Matt Fisher – Video recording has been as simple as turning on a smartphone and videos appear on the internet all of the time. Police body cameras are another growing area where a video is taken every day and in all sorts of locations.
By Art Gross – The topic of ransomware, especially ransomware hitting healthcare organizations, is making headlines daily. Dan Munro has a very good article over at Forbes that asks an important question: Is Ransomware Considered A Health Data Breach Under HIPAA?