Columbus Children's Hospital in Ohio is under scrutiny following a recent investigation conducted by the US Department of Labor. The investigation revealed that the hospital failed to safeguard its employees, including nurses...View Details »
System patches are like digital shields that enhance security and optimize performance. They fix vulnerabilities and protect against evolving cyber threats...View Details »
Healthcare compliance is crucial to the smooth operations of healthcare organizations, and it is essential to comply with all relevant laws and regulations to avoid legal issues and maintain...View Details »
Here are the top 5 reasons for HIPAA fines and violations that every Covered Entity and Business Associate should know:View Details »
Healthcare professionals, HIPAA Covered Entities, and Business Associates are all tasked with protecting the sensitive health information of patients. The recent $875,000 penalty imposed on OSU-CHS for HIPAA violations should serve as a wake-up call...View Details »
While Medicare is designed to ensure access to affordable healthcare, healthcare providers must adhere to strict guidelines to avoid violations and fines.View Details »
Digitalization acceleration. With the advent of modernization and technology, we see digitalization as a valuable and convenient method of doing transactions in our daily life. For instance...View Details »
As the need and dependency of people and businesses on computers, mobile gadgets, electronic data, and a variety of programs and applications consistently...View Details »
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has paid a $3 million HIPAA penalty to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...View Details »
• Forgotten to remove access of a departing employee?
• Forgotten to collect devices with potential PHI from departing employees?...
On March 23, 2021, acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced that according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2020 Internet Crime Report, South Carolinians lost more than...View Details »
We certainly live in interesting times. I mean, my mother that is 87 years old, received a tablet for her Christmas present. My three-year-old grandson uses his mother's cell phone...View Details »
In an ideal world, each healthcare provider (aka Covered Entity) has a...
Does HIPAA mention anything about passwords?
Yes. Password and Password Management are explicitly stipulated in the following provisions:
First, under "Definitions" [45 CFR 164.304] of the "Security...
Allow access to ePHI only to those granted access rights. Implementation specifications under Access Control...
Also known as Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information, it is a mandate under 45 CFR § 164.528 of the Security and Privacy, Subpart E - Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information...View Details »
With the current critical and dangerous events unfolding, there is no avoiding discussion of unsettling threats – particularly cyber threats...View Details »
Q: Is a HIPAA Security Officer necessary? Can we make do without having one? A: The short answer is "No."...View Details »
In 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act came into effect under President Obama; as of April 5th, 2021, the program rule on...View Details »
Physical Safeguards (45 CFR § 164.304) refers to physical measures, policies, and procedures to protect a covered entity’s or business...View Details »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued a fact sheet enumerating a list of HIPAA...View Details »
“Encryption is a method of converting an original message of regular text into encoded text. The text is encrypted by means of an algorithm...View Details »
By this time you should have a basic understanding of cybersecurity, cyber attacks, cyber tools, and malware. If you need a refresher on these...View Details »
The words "policies" and "procedure(s)" are not specifically defined in HIPAA. However, in the publication...View Details »
Assigning a HIPAA Security Officer is one of the mandates of HIPAA as indicated in 45 CFR § 164.308 (a) (2). It specifically...View Details »
Aetna has entered into a resolution agreement with the Office of the Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...View Details »