Lessons learned from a $65,000 HIPAA fine
There are several lessons to be learned from the OCR announcement stating that West Georgia Ambulance has agreed to pay a settlement of $65,000.
The Present (and Future) of Healthcare IT Security
It has been another busy year for Healthcare IT. Between acquisitions, changes in regulations, and IoT, there has been a lot of progress. However, there is one trend we aren’t so proud of and that is the number of breaches that have happened in 2019. If you made it to December without an IT incident, …
Happy Holidays from HIPAA One
Dear Friends, In this season of celebration, on behalf of HIPAA One, I want to wish you a happy holiday and thank you for being part of the HIPAA One community. We are devoted to service and value the opportunity to work together in supporting your organization’s compliance and cybersecurity needs. In 2019, we were …
HIPAA Enforcement is Here to Stay
HIPAA enforcement is here to stay. Not only has the OCR enforcement increased, they have been investigating an increasing amount of smaller organizations.
Top HIPAA compliance pitfalls to avoid
To help organizations wade through the complexities of HIPAA and completing a security risk analysis, we wanted to walk through a few common HIPAA pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Substance Abuse and HIPAA
As part of the renewed effort to combat ongoing substance abuse and provide resources for prevention, 42 CFR Part 2 regulations (Part 2) were enacted in 1987 by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as authorized by both the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 and the Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1972.
Raising the standard of cybersecurity
Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations are continuing to rise and the threat of a breach is a top concern for many organizations. To help combat this rising trend, we wanted to discuss five new cybersecurity questions to the HIPAA One SRA.
Mitigating the risks of a ransomware attack
In healthcare, ransomware is particularly effective. By directly compromising patient care and safety, attackers are able leverage provider urgency into payment. Many healthcare providers are unprepared to mitigate or remediate these attacks.
Why it might be time to ditch SMS for MFA
If you are serious about security, it is time to think twice about using text-messaging (SMS) as a multi-factor authentication (MFA) delivery method.
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