Healthcare Information Security
  • 2017 OCR HIPAA Settlements Focus on Risk Analyses, Safeguards

    April 24, 2017 - Maintaining PHI security must remain a top priority for covered entities and business associates year-round. Lackluster safeguards and irregular risk analyses can lead to potential data security issues, and even an OCR HIPAA settlement. With four months of 2017 almost complete, there have been five settlements announced. Insufficient audit controls, a failure to send out timely notification,...

  • Prioritizing Healthcare Data Security in Aggregation, Sharing

    April 19, 2017 - Data aggregation is quickly becoming a larger issue in healthcare, especially as organizations begin to switch over from fee-for-service models to value-based healthcare. As entities continue to gather, store, and transfer sensitive information, healthcare data security must remain a top priority. But why are healthcare organizations even gathering such information in the first place? The...

  • Mobile Security Strategies for Common Provider Concerns

    April 14, 2017 - As covered entities and business associates continue to adopt mobile security strategies, it can be increasingly difficult to find tools that are innovative but do not compromise security. Mobile app privacy and security worries and maintaining HIPAA compliance are often top concerns for healthcare organizations in terms of overall mobile security. Even if a covered entity has a mobile device...

  • Why Healthcare Network Security is a Critical Provider Tool

    March 29, 2017 - Covered entities are quickly implementing more technology into daily operations, which could potentially open the door for cyber criminals or even unauthorized insider access. Healthcare network security measures must be current and comprehensive, ensuring that patient data does not fall into the wrong hands. Ohio-based Fisher-Titus Medical Center implemented the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation...


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2017 OCR HIPAA Settlements Focus on Risk Analyses, Safeguards

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