Cybersecurity

22% Of Healthcare Organizations Say Ransomware Attacks Increased Patient Mortality

Ransomware and other destructive cyberattacks on healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) can cripple IT systems, prevent access to protected health information, and often see appointments cancelled and patients redirected to other healthcare facilities. The disruption caused […]

HIPAA Security Awareness Training
HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Security Awareness Training

HIPAA security awareness training is a requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule, which calls for HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to “implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Training for Student Nurses

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules must be adhered to by all covered entities and their business associates, hence it is particularly important for nurses to clearly […]

Best Practices for GDPR Compliance
GDPR Advice

Best Practices for GDPR Compliance

Following best practices for GDPR compliance is vital for all businesses, organizations, and individuals covered by the EU privacy law. Compliance places a significant burden on covered entities, and if best practices for GDPR compliance […]

HIPAA Advice

Hackers Focusing on Small & Medium-Sized Practices

During the past twelve months, the number of recorded ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations – particularly small and medium sized practices – has increased significantly. Security experts believe the increase in recorded ransomware attacks is […]

Is HIPAA Training Required Annually?
HIPAA Updates

Reminder About Compliance with HIPAA Security Rule Information Access Management and Access Control Standards

Many healthcare data breaches are reported each year that involve unauthorized individuals gaining access to electronic protected health information (ePHI) stored on unsecured servers, including on-premises servers and those of cloud service providers. Without proper […]

HIPAA Updates

HHS Advises HIPAA Covered Entities to Address Vulnerabilities in PACS Servers

A TLP:White Alert has been issued by the HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) regarding vulnerabilities identified in Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) that hospitals and other healthcare providers and research institutions use for sharing […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Breaches & Healthcare Students

The value of providing healthcare students with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training cannot be underestimated as it can prevent serious data breaches from occurring while also increasing the employability of the individuals […]

HIPAA Advice

HR Managers & HIPAA Compliance

Most HR managers will be aware that if the organization operates a self-funded health insurance plan which is also self-administered, employees with access to protected health information (PHI) are required to undergo HIPAA training. HIPAA […]

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Employee Consequences of Violating HIPAA

Any entity found to have violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules can face massive financial penalties and administrative sanctions. For this reason it is crucial for employees to have an in-depth […]

HIPAA Advice

Who Enforces HIPAA?

Trying to come up with a definitive answer to the question ‘Who Enforces HIPAA?’ can bring up two very different answers. On one hand there are the official bodies and agencies that are charged with […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA & Telehealth Types Explained

Telehealth is an area that is very important to pay particular attention to when addressing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance so it is important to be aware of the many different […]

GDPR News

UK & Italy Lead the Way for GDPR Penalties

A recent report published by Finbold, the online financial news and analysis portal, relating to fines sanctioned during 2020 for breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, has indicated that €171.3m in financial […]