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    Patients’ PHI was stolen from two Detroit-area hospitals. The thieves allegedly used the information to file false tax returns. Approximately 1,400 people had their protected more »

    Last week, the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a bulletin outlining how healthcare organizations can abide by HIPAA in more »

    An Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that Walgreens can be held liable for its employee being part of HIPAA violations. A healthcare provider more »

    Healthcare IT security administrators can also have a difficult time when it comes to ensuring that HIPAA physical safeguards are always followed. As technology continues more »

    Healthcare organizations of all sizes work diligently to ensure that they remain HIPAA-compliant while also providing high-quality patient care. There are security, privacy, and regulatory more »

    Healthcare organizations need to ensure they remain HIPAA compliant while still keeping the public properly informed about the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus has been more »

    It’s critical to review the requirements of HIPAA technical safeguards to ensure that your healthcare organization is compliant and able to keep PHI safe. While more »

    A California medical center has gone to court over accusations that it violated patient privacy by releasing a patient’s private medical information. Patient privacy rights more »

    The OIG released its 2015 work plan, which includes a review of hospitals’ contingency planning and if they are HIPAA compliant. The US Department of more »

    The state Supreme Court ruled that physicians can be sued for HIPAA negligence if it violates certain regulations. Patients can sue a medical office for more »

    The HIPAA Omnibus Rule was significant for the healthcare industry. Many of the rule’s stipulations drastically affected how covered entities, business associates (BAs) and subcontractors handle risk more »

    The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) is an important tool that healthcare organizations of all sizes can use in their approach to regulatory compliance and more »

    Healthcare organizations should take the time to review the regulations for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements. The deadline for all HIPAA business associate agreements (BAAs) to more »

    A federal appeals court ruled that it is not a HIPAA violation for physician defendants to have equal access to plaintiffs’ health information. Physician defendants more »

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s healthcare system. However, it more »

    The question is not whether healthcare consumers will ultimately get the right to learn of disclosures of their data, but when. Senior IT leaders and more »

    Amid a rising tide of compliance pressures, employee mobility, and high black-market values for personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI), security and more »

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) shared news this week that Regional Extension Centers (RECs) have aided more than 100,000 healthcare organizations in more »

    With fall quickly approaching, the last compliance piece to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is coming up quick as well. As of September 23, 2014, all more »

    Learn all key aspects of a solution including technical requirements, key functionality concerns, and how to determine a vendor’s proven success record with case studies more »

    UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) recently published a study that detailed how it created a new tool that has improved clinical efficiency, user access provisioning and more »

    It’s safe to say that many healthcare IT security and compliance professionals read data breach headlines with great interest in that they’re both relieved it’s more »

    There’s little doubt the healthcare industry’s perception of security and compliance has changed to a serious one within the past few years. While regulatory demands more »

    When small providers try to fill gaps in working toward maintaining HIPAA compliance, many healthcare experts see Regional Extension Centers (RECs) as valuable educational assets. more »

    With the recent changes to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, organizations and their business associates must address how they’re compliant and what changes to make to more »

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