News & Analysis

August 9, 2019
Medicare Web

A Kentucky community health center paid hackers $70,000 in bitcoin to regain access to its computer systems after suffering its second ransomware attack in three months. 

August 2, 2019
Medicare Web

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon issued preliminary approval on July 29 of an agreement that would require Premera Blue Cross to pay $74 million to settle a class-action lawsuit resulting from a 2015 data breach.

August 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Our expert answers HIPAA questions about out-of-state patients, smartphones, and HIPAA training.

August 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

OCR in 2013, through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Ac,t issued a final rule identifying provisions of the HIPAA rules that apply directly to business associates (BA) and those provisions for which BAs are directly liable.

August 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

HIPAA security officers arguably have more on their plates now than ever before as the cloud and mobile era are fully upon us and potential cybercriminal access to PHI increases,

August 1, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

HIPAA training is required by the HIPAA rules, under § 164.530, Administrative requirements. But just because it’s required doesn’t mean it has to be repetitive, boring, or unappealing. There are ways to make your healthcare staff excited about HIPAA training. At the very least, you can do your part to make sure they’re engaged.

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