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AHIMA Publishes Toolkit for On-Site OCR HIPAA Phase 2 Audits

March 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) has released its newest toolkit, the “External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit,” to assist organizations in preparing for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Phase 2 audits.

HITRUST Develops Security Framework for Small Healthcare Organizations

March 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Health Information Trust Alliance, HITRUST, has announced updates to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and a new CSF initiative targeting smaller healthcare organizations to support their information risk management programs and improve their cyber...

Study: Cybersecurity Budgets, Staff Growing, but Many Organizations Still Lagging

February 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Cybersecurity budgets are growing and healthcare organizations are allocating more employees to IT security compared to a year ago, however, despite the progress, significant gaps remain, according to a study from HIMSS Analytics and Symantec released last week...

Live from the CHIME-HIMSS Forum: A Sobering Dive into the Horrors of Hacking

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Kevin Mitnick, one of the best-known black-hat hackers-turned-white-hat hacking-consultants in the U.S., demonstrated, live, for the CHIME-HIMSS Forum audience on Sunday the incredible ease of penetration via skilled hacking

Memorial Healthcare Systems Agrees to $5.5 Million HIPAA Settlement

February 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and...

IBM Report: Insider Threats, Malicious Data Input Pose Biggest Risks to PHI

February 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a new healthcare data security report from IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) data, insiders were responsible for 68 percent of all network attacks targeting healthcare data in 2016

HITRUST Developing ‘Threat Catalog’ to Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity

February 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The non-profit HITRUST Alliance has announced it is developing a risk-based framework, called the Threat Catalogue, to aid healthcare organizations in improving their information security posture by better aligning cyber threats with HITRUST CSF risk factors and...

OCR Fines Children’s Medical Center of Dallas $3.2M Due to HIPAA Non-Compliance

February 1, 2017  | 
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The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has fined Children’s Medical Center of Dallas $3.2 million due to a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) breach that resulted in the impermissible disclosure of unsecured electronic protected...

Washington Debrief: Update on New Administration

January 30, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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For the second time in as many weeks, Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), spent more than three hours outlining his vision for the nation’s healthcare system before a Senate Committee.

Insurer to Pay $2.2M HIPAA Settlement for Disclosure of Unsecured ePHI

January 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico has agreed to settle potential noncompliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules by paying $2.2 million.

Washington Debrief: The Who’s Who in Healthcare on Capitol Hill

January 17, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The 115th Congress has been sworn-in and there are some new leaders to take note of that will have influence over healthcare on Capitol Hill.

Time for Enlightened Leadership on IT Security in 2017

January 11, 2017  |  Mac McMillan
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As the new year begins, it’s time for the leaders of patient care organizations to make IT security a major priority for their enterprises—and they need to move quickly, as threats to U.S. healthcare inevitably accelerate in the current operating environment...

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