News & Analysis

July 29, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

Consider hiring a CPA firm to conduct Service and Organization Controls audits and penetration testing to assess your security.

July 26, 2019
Medicare Web

According to the 2019 edition of IBM Security and Ponemon Institute’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, data breaches cost the healthcare sector an average of 65% more per record than they cost any other industry.

July 25, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: We still use a color-coded filing system at my organization that uses specific colors to identify patient types, like whether an individual is a Medicaid/CHIP patient. These files are mostly used for billing documentation. Because the colors identify patient type, would this be considered a HIPAA violation?

July 22, 2019
Briefings on HIPAA

A recent HIPAA breach that involved transmission of PHI to only one party—a reporter—nonetheless cost a Connecticut practice $125,000, in part because the practice didn’t take simple precautions.

July 19, 2019
Medicare Web

Vitagene Inc. stored data such as consumers' email addresses, dates of birth, and gene-based health information on a publicly accessible cloud-based database.

July 18, 2019
Medicare Web

Q: Does HIPAA apply to cloud service providers outside of the U.S.?