Healthcare Information Security
  • Why Lacking Risk Assessments May Lead to OCR HIPAA Settlements

    August 26, 2016 - Healthcare organizations cannot afford to skip out on conducting regular risk assessments, according to several recent OCR HIPAA settlements. Failing to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities in ePHI security could lead to healthcare data breaches. Risk assessments help covered entities and business associates remain HIPAA compliant with physical, technical, and administrative safeguards....

  • Protecting Against Unauthorized Healthcare Data Access

    August 26, 2016 - No healthcare organization wants to receive notification that there has been unauthorized healthcare data access at the company. Not only could this potentially expose patient information, but it could result in potential fines for the organization for lackluster data security measures.   That’s what the executives at 21st Century Oncology experienced last November when they learned...

  • Why Latest OCR HIPAA Audits are About Compliance, Action

    August 24, 2016 - The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the second round of its HIPAA audit program on July 11, 2016, sending out notification emails to 167 covered entities. The desk audits will review how healthcare organizations adhere to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. Even though the OCR HIPAA audits are directly affecting a handful of healthcare organizations, all covered...

  • Prevent Healthcare Phishing by Strengthening Employee Training

    August 23, 2016 - Cyber criminals view the healthcare industry as a prime target. Just this year, we have witnessed hospitals like Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, MedStar Health’s Union Memorial Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, and Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky make headlines, as they fell victim to cyberattacks. The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) saw...


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Why Lacking Risk Assessments May Lead to OCR HIPAA Settlements

Healthcare organizations cannot afford to skip out on conducting regular risk assessments, according to several recent OCR HIPAA settlements. Failing to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities in ePHI security could lead to healthcare data...

Protecting Against Unauthorized Healthcare Data Access

No healthcare organization wants to receive notification that there has been unauthorized healthcare data access at the company. Not only could this potentially expose patient information, but it could result in potential fines for the organization...

Hospitals Gravely Concerned on Mobile Device Security

As more covered entities consider implementing BYOD policies, mobile device security policies need to be comprehensive and applicable to daily operations. All staff members should be able to integrate and use devices in a way without hindering...

Server Hacking Leads to Potential Orleans Medical Data Breach

Indiana-based Orleans Medical Clinic may have suffered a healthcare data breach after one of its computer servers was hacked. On approximately April 17, 2016, Orleans Medical “became aware of suspicious activity” on one of its computer...

Will Privileged User Abuse Affect Healthcare Data Security?

Employee access is a key aspect of healthcare data security, and healthcare organizations of all sizes need to ensure that their administrative safeguards account for the type of information employees view, use, or transfer. A recent Ponemon...

Why Latest OCR HIPAA Audits are About Compliance, Action

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the second round of its HIPAA audit program on July 11, 2016, sending out notification emails to 167 covered entities. The desk audits will review how healthcare organizations adhere to the HIPAA Privacy,...

Prevent Healthcare Phishing by Strengthening Employee Training

Cyber criminals view the healthcare industry as a prime target. Just this year, we have witnessed hospitals like Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, MedStar Health’s Union Memorial Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland, and Methodist Hospital...

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