HIPAA Advice

What are the HB-300 Training Requirements?

Introduced on September 1, 2012, Texas House Bill 300 (HB 300) expands the HIPAA privacy requirements to any individual or organization that has access to the Protected Health Information (PHI) or Sensitive Personal Information (SPI) […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 Healthcare 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Cybersecurity

Data Breach Leads to Massive Carrefour Fine

In France the data protection regulator, Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), has penalised French retail giant Carrefour more than €3m ($3.7m) in relation to a number of breaches of the European Union’s […]

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HIPAA Breach Cases 2020

Listed here is a summary of some of the most significant HIPAA breach cases that have lead to settlement agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). We have […]

GDPR Advice

Is GDPR Supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform service, a subsidiary of Amazon that includes more than 175  data centers around the world. AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go […]

HIPAA Updates

1 Million Impacted in Blackbaud Data Breach

Another four healthcare suppliers have broadcast HIPAA breach alerts  in relation to the Blackbaud ransomware attack and data breach. Just after the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare group revealed that the personal information of 55,983 clients had […]

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GDPR Insurance Industry Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became active on May 25 2018. This short article will look into how GDPR impacts the Insurance Industry. Specialised consideration of the new Regulation is vital due to the […]

GDPR Advice

Small Business GDPR Checklist

According to the terms of the GDPR, a small business is one that employs less than 250 and is not expected to meet some of the more stringent stipulations of the legislation. Small Business GDPR […]

HIPAA Advice

HIPAA Social Media Rules

Because HIPAA was signed in law a number of years prior to the proliferation of social media platforms, there are no provisions specifically addressing social media networks and PHI in the HIPAA text. However, this […]

GDPR Advice

GDPR Advice for Business Start-Ups

The challenge for business start-ups to successfully navigate their first couple of years in business is tricky enough without having to worry about investing additional time ensuring that they are 100% compliant for data privacy […]

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HIPAA Compliance Guide

Using a HIPAA compliance guide will put you in a position to ally your group and your business associates to gain a proper understanding of  the requirements associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]

CCPA News

CCPA & COVID-19 Pandemic

It is important to remember that, despite the wide-reaching and deep impact the the COVID-19 pandemic, the rights of individuals to have their protection respected are as important and relevant as ever. In recent weeks […]

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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 […]

CCPA Could Lead to Changes to Privacy Notices
Cybersecurity

CCPA Could Lead to Changes to Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which became enforceable on January 1 2020 has resulted in may Californian-based businesses struggling to ascertain what they must do to achieve compliance with the new legislation. In addition […]

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California State Senator Umberg Proposes Stricter Rules for Direct Consumer Genetic Testing Businesses

In California a state senator in California is submitting proposed legislation which would allow for greater direct supervision in relation to direct genetic testing companies to the consumer. Santa Ana Democratic Senator Thomas Umberg has […]

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HIPAA Compliance and the Use of Technology

As the number of medical professionals using personal mobile devices to communicate and collaborate on patient concerns increases it becomes more and more important to ensure that healthcare groups address the use of technology and […]

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CCPA Legislation becomes Enforceable

From today the Californian Consumer Privacy Act becomes enforceable, state-level legislation that obligates companies to alert users of the intent to monetize their data, and give them a simple way of opting out of this. […]

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Healthcare Cybersecurity

Healthcare cybersecurity is an increasing problem for organizations. Recent years have seen hacking and IT security incidents steadily increase and many healthcare organizations have struggled to secure their network perimeter and keep cybercriminals away. 2015 […]