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. The post Fundamental Guide to HIPAA Security Risk Assessments appeared first on HITECH Answers: HIPAA, MIPS, EHR, Cybersecurity News.
The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. When: February 11-15, 2019 Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL Hashtag: #HITsecurity Find more Cybersecurity, Privacy […]
By Grant Elliott – After the Marriott data breach, the Quora breach, the Anthem breach, and the Uber breach… well, you get the picture. After all of these data breaches, from the commercial perspective, it’s clear that the free market is failing to drive companies to implement adequate data security. The post What’s Needed for […]
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… The post HIPAA Complaints, OCR Investigations, and Security Risk Analysis for Healthcare Delivery Organizations – A Common Thread […]
By Brian Stone – Healthcare IT security pros face the important and difficult task of keeping patients’ sensitive data secure. This type of data is a prime target for cybercriminals, since health records contain more personal data points than, say, credit card data and cannot just be reissued if a breach occurs. The post Yes, […]
By Matt Fisher – With the holidays quickly receding, there was some time for reflection. When given that time (and honestly spurred to some degree by the HIPAA request for information), different issues about HIPAA wandered through my mind. The post HIPAA Musings: Random Thoughts on Privacy and Security appeared first on HITECH Answers: HIPAA, […]
By Grant Elliott – There’s an inherent risk to doing business, particularly business that touches personal data. For years now, the business community – from healthcare to retail – has focused on the threat prevention aspect of data security. The post Why Integrated Risk Management is Becoming the Preferred Approach to Data Security appeared first […]
ONC and OCR Bolster the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool with New Features and Improved Functionality
Patients expect not only quality health care to keep them healthy, but also trust that their most sensitive health information will be protected from threats and vulnerabilities that could lead to the compromise of one’s health information. The post ONC and OCR Bolster the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool with New Features and Improved Functionality […]
This week’s Friday Five offers thoughts and advice about cybersecurity from industry leaders in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The post The Friday Five – Industry Experts on Cyber Security Awareness Month appeared first on HealthcareNOWradio.com.
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