October 31, 2018

Check out this top 10 list from Rachel Pope at Becker’s ASC:

1. Unsecured medical records: Patient medical records should be kept in a safe and secure location at all times. Physical files should be kept in a filing cabinet, and digital ones should be encrypted and pas...

October 29, 2018

In today’s world, people are accustomed to accessing endless information with their mobile phone. Increasingly, this includes information related to their health. So, what happens when a patient wants to use this technology to preserve medical information by recording...

October 23, 2018

Hurricane season is upon us. Natural disasters, or emergencies involving mass casualties, can quickly overwhelm healthcare systems. The last thing on people’s minds in the midst of these situations is complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

According to an article by Fre...

October 16, 2018

The insights health-care entities have about patients is extensive and issues arise when PHI is misused or is accidentally compromised. Shockingly, 78% of healthcare workers lack data privacy and security preparedness, which caused vulnerabilities that contributed to a...

October 9, 2018

On September 20, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced separate settlements with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with penalties totaling $999,000. In...

October 4, 2018

Aspire Health, a Nashville-based in-home healthcare provider, suffered a phishing attack on Sept. 3 in which a hacker gained access to its internal email system, according to court documents cited by Tennessean.com. The phishing attack originated from a website with an...

October 2, 2018

Ensuring that the right employees are accessing the right information promotes overall privacy and security. With health insurance information, nothing is more paramount than controlling user access for HIPAA compliance, reports Zach DeMeyer of JumpCloud, a directory-a...

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