How To: Guard Against HIPAA Privacy Breach Fines & Violations

By Roger Murray | January 16th, 2017| Governance & IT Compliance

In 2016, the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) collected over 23 Million in Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) related to businesses violating patient data privacy provisions.  Over half of the cases involved organizations who failed to even have a proper risk assessment conducted. The cost for violating HIPAA privacy protections continue to grow, which … Continued

New HIPAA Guidelines on Ransomware Disclosures

By Roger Murray | August 1st, 2016| Governance & IT Compliance

The Department of Health & Human Services for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance on how to manage the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks toward healthcare providers.  Ransomware is a malware which encrypts data until a ransom is paid to the hacker, who in return, will hopefully issue the encryption key to unlock the data … Continued

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