Will federal regulators finally tackle long overdue rulemaking related to a HITECH Act provision calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to share money collected from HIPAA settlements and penalties with breach victims?
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There are numerous ways healthcare organizations can benefit from a deception approach. In today's healthcare environments, new cyber vulnerabilities and risks open as fast as older ones get remedied. Companies must reshape their cybersecurity programs, knowing that...
Strict HIPAA compliance is a great preparation for compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced starting May 25, according to attorneys Robert Stankey and Adam Greene, who provide compliance insights in an in-depth interview.
The number of health data breach victims added to the official federal tally so far in 2018 has doubled in recent weeks to more than 2 million. The largest breach of the year so far involved a break-in at a California government office.
Federal regulators plan to craft a new proposal for revamping a HIPAA Privacy Rule provision for "accounting of disclosures" of electronic patient records. Updating that rule was mandated under the HITECH Act, but the modification has been in limbo since 2011.
At its core, compliance for HIPAA is simply about maintaining patient privacy by ensuring your users appropriately access and use of patient data by your users. Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions provide detail around when patient data is accessed. The challenge, however, is the lack of visibility into what...
A recent hacking incident involving a firm that staffs U.S. hospitals' emergency departments with physicians serves as a reminder of tricky questions that can pop up when a vendor has a breach impacting patient data.
Some military health facilities haven't consistently implemented security controls, putting patient data at risk, according to a new watchdog agency report. But security experts say the weaknesses are quite common at civilian health facilities as well.
A former Massachusetts gynecologist has been convicted in a rare case involving a criminal HIPAA violation. The case was tied to providing a pharmaceutical salesperson access to patients' medical records.
Fitbit and Google say they are collaborating to accelerate innovation and "transform the future" of digital health and wearables, leveraging cloud computing. Some observers, however, say the partnership also raises privacy, security and patient safety questions.
Makers of internet of things devices - especially those that handle health information - must implement protections into their product development lifecycle to effectively safeguard consumers' data, says regulatory attorney Elliot Golding.
At its core, HIPAA compliance is simply about maintaining patient privacy by ensuring the appropriate access to and use of patient data by your users. Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions provide detail around when patient data is accessed, but without visibility into what users do with sensitive patient data...
CynergisTek's 2018 report aggregated ratings from security assessments performed at hundreds of healthcare organizations in 2017 to reveal an average 45% conformance with NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). The report found that of the NIST CSF five Core Elements, organizations had the lowest ratings in detecting...