In the weeks leading up to his departure from office, former President Donald Trump signed H.R. 7898 into law, amending the HITECH Act to require the Health and Human Services secretary to consider certain recognized security practices of covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) when taking enforcement actions.
It’s the age-old tale in healthcare: Your organization needs more resources, but leadership simply isn’t interested in helping out. “This has been a challenge since the pre-HIPAA days,” says Kate Borten, CISSP, CISM, HCISPP, founder of The Marblehead Group in Marblehead, Massachusetts. “It’s always been a challenge.”
Q: We are coming up on our annual HIPAA training for staff. We have used the same training program for several years—it covers the basics and places a strong emphasis on recognizing phishing and other cyberattack tactics. Given the events of the past year, are there any other security trends we should be sure to highlight during our training session?