Clearwater Compliance News and Published Articles

Article Title: Avoid m-Health Mishaps

Date: September 25, 2014

Although recent security breaches at Target and other retailers have gotten more media attention, hospital data breaches are becoming more common – and alarming – with each passing month.  
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Article Title: Business associates: A greater security threat than hackers

Date: September 19, 2014

When hospital giant Community Health Systems recently experienced a data breach involving 4.5 million patient records, the Franklin, Tenn.-based company identified the culprit as a sophisticated Chinese cyber-espionage team. Yet, as of Aug. 27, 2014, only about 7 percent of healthcare data breaches reported to HHS are the work of hackers.
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Named Founding Premier Member of Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) Foundation

Date: September 18, 2014

Clearwater Compliance is now a Founding Premier Member of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) Foundation, the company announced today.
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Completes 2014 Educational Schedule with Timely Information Risk Management BootCamps™

Date: September 5, 2014

As part of its robust lineup of information privacy and security risk management solutions, Clearwater Compliance has announced it will host new Information Risk Management BootCamp™ events in Los Angeles and Tampa as part of the company’s remaining 2014 educational schedule. For 2015, live, in-person events are scheduled for Dallas, New Orleans, Denver and Washington.
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Article Title: HIPAA Penalties Sting Outside the Healthcare Field, Too

Date: Aug 26, 2014

Most companies in the U.S. likely feel that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations are strictly a healthcare industry concern. But any company with a self-funded group health plan (GHP) is now subject to HIPAA regulations, and the penalties imposed for violations are getting too costly to ignore
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Article Title: Mobile devices make snooping more tempting

Date: Aug 21, 2014

Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chains, recently reported a data breach involving an astounding 4.5 million patient records – and fingered a sophisticated Chinese cyber-espionage team as the culprit.
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Article Title: Group Health Plans Face Greater Scrutiny for Security Violations

Date: Aug 12, 2014

On the Department of Health and Human Services website, there’s a page that’s been dubbed the “Wall of Shame” featuring a list of all the organizations that have had a breach of 500 or more Protected Health Information (PHI) records.
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Article Title: The Surprising Consequences of Health Plan Data Breaches

Date: Aug 7, 2014

With all the commotion surrounding health reform, it’s easy for senior leaders at group health plans to lose focus on data security. They may get lulled into complacency by two fallacies about data breaches…

Article Title: Don’t Let your Practice get Stung by ‘Snooping’

Date: July 22, 2014

When physicians hear the term “data breach,” they typically think of the headline-grabbing security breaches at major retailers like Target — or perhaps the ones where a clinician loses a laptop containing thousands of unencrypted patient records

Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Hires Former Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Investigator to Serve as Senior Director

Date: July 11, 2014

Michelle Caswell Brings Deep Experience in HIPAA-HITECH and Insights from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Strengthen Clearwater Team

Article Title: Inaugural Clearwater HIPAA-HITECH Risk Management BootCamp™ Set to Launch on July 15-16 in Nashville

Date: July 1, 2014

Clearwater Compliance Brings New, Interactive Workshop to Music City; Education Focused on Effective Security Risk Analysis and Ongoing Risk Management

Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Continues to Expand Team, Adding Marketing and HIPAA Analysis Personnel

Date: June 19, 2014

Helene Cuddeback, Stephanie Twomey join the staff of leading HIPAA-HITECH compliance firm.

Article Title: Avoiding Costly Data Breaches Requires Business Associate Management, by Mary Chaput, Benefits Magazine, July 2014

Date: June 18, 2014

Business Associates pose a much bigger threat than hackers when it comes to data breaches involving group health plans.

Article Title: Experts Find Many Healthcare Organizations Still Missing the Mark on HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and Risk Management

Date: June 4, 2014

Clearwater Compliance HIPAA-HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel shines light on best practices and common mistakes for risk analysis and risk management
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Article Title: Clearwater COO Named to Steering Committee for Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)

Date: May 30, 2014

Kathy Ebbert Joins Esteemed Group of Industry Leaders to Help Steer MIFA’s Strategic Vision
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Article Title: HIPAA-HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel Addresses Growing Complexity of Privacy and Security Enforcement

Date: May 2, 2014

Risk analysis, risk management, balanced approaches are key in 2014 as growing number of federal and state regulators step up to police protected health information
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Article Title: New Hires Reinforce Clearwater Compliance’s Commitment to Service Delivery, Customer Support

Date: April 22, 2014

Seasoned HIPAA-HITECH Executives to Lead Account Management and Service Delivery Teams
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Article Title: PHI Protection Network Hosts Industry Experts to Advise Healthcare Organizations and Business Associates About Best First Steps Toward Patient Data Privacy and Security

Date: April 21, 2014

Experts Prioritize Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Inform Risk Mitigation Decisions and Laptop Encryption
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Joins United Clinical Laboratories Other National Experts to Inform Eastern Iowan Region About Health Information Exchange and Information Security

Date: April 15, 2014

Providing Insights into Privacy and Security Considerations and Solutions amid Increasing Health Information Exchange
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Article Title: (ISC)²® Approves Clearwater Compliance as Official Training Provider for HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) Credential

Date: March 31, 2014

Clearwater Compliance Among Participating Sponsors for Working Session on Improving HIPAA-HITECH Strategies, Safeguarding PHI

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Article Title: (ISC)²® Approves Clearwater Compliance as Official Training Provider for HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) Credential

Date: March 30, 2014

Third-Party Risk is a Growing HIPAA-HITECH Dilemma for Covered Entities and Their Business Associates

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Article Title: (ISC)²® Approves Clearwater Compliance as Official Training Provider for HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) Credential

Date: March 6, 2014

New educational resource will guide healthcare compliance professionals in the protection of personal health information

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Article Title: Experts Cite Medical Devices, Patient Portals Among Emerging HIPAA-HITECH Security Threats

Date: March 3, 2014

Industry leaders call for rigorous, comprehensive approach to risk analysis during Clearwater Compliance interactive blue ribbon panel web event
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Unveils HIPAA-HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel

Date: February 25, 2014

Leading Experts in Information Privacy and Security to Deliver Informative, Innovative Web Seminars on Pressing Compliance Topics
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Article Title: Risky Business, February, Feature Article – How to Conduct a Rigorous Security Analysis

Date: February 21, 2014

Risky Business Magazine – February 2014
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Article Title: Avoiding Target-Style Notoriety

Date: February 4, 2014

How to get the funding you need to strengthen your data protection program
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Article Title: How a stolen USB memory stick led to $150k HIPAA settlement for a small practice

Date: January 30, 2014

HIPAA compliance remains an important and ongoing concern for dental practices large and small. Last year was an active one for publicized security breaches and, despite frequent admonitions from the gurus, all signs point to more HIPAA news for the coming year.
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Celebrates Data Privacy Day by Offering Expanded Lineup of Educational Resources

Date: January 28, 2014

Delivering Robust Schedule of Webinars and Workshops Supporting HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Solutions for Covered Entities, Business Associates
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Article Title: Are You Prepared? OCR to Increase HIPAA Security Rule Enforcement

Date: January 20, 2014

By now, office managers need not be reminded that compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules is critical for dental practices large and small. Despite this, some practices believe that chances are low that their HIPAA compliance posture will actually be audited by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR). In years prior to 2009, the HIPAA enforcement trigger was generally passive (complaint-based or on the heels of a publicized security breach). This has led to complacency in implementing and maintaining the standards prescribed in the Rules.

Article Title: Clearwater Compliance to Kick Off National Managed Care Compliance Conference with Workshop on HIPAA-HITECH Risks and Trends             

Date: January 15, 2014

Clearwater CEO Bob Chaput to Address Attendees of Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Event
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Selects Andrea White as Vice President of Marketing            

Date: January 14, 2014

Veteran Healthcare Communicator Will Help Shape Company’s Brand, Drive Thought Leadership
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Article Title: Noted HIPAA-HITECH Lawyer Elizabeth Warren Joins Clearwater Compliance BootCamp™ Panel             

Date: January 8, 2014

Warren to Present with Clearwater Leaders During January BootCamp™ Event in Austin, Texas
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Article Title: Health Care Administrators Association Webinar Features Clearwater Compliance Insights on HIPAA Security Risk Analysis          

Date: January 7, 2014

Clearwater CEO Bob Chaput to Educate Attendees on Conducting a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis
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Article Title:  How to Conduct a Rigorous Security Risk Analysis            

Date: January 6, 2014

Healthcare organizations need to conduct a thorough security risk analysis to determine exposures
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Article Title:  Clearwater’s Bob Chaput featured in “For the Record” magazine            

Date: January 1, 2014

It’s a critically important step for an organization when it comes to forming a HIPAA compliance program. However, the problem is that organizations aren’t doing a good job of conducting risk analyses—if they are performing them at all, says Bob Chaput, CISSP, CIPP/US, CHP, CHSS, founder and CEO of Clearwater Compliance,
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Article Title: (ISC)2 Designates Clearwater Compliance  as an Authorized CPE Submitter        

Date: December 18, 2013

Leading Provider of HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Solutions to Support (ISC)2 Members with Continuing Professional Education Activities
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Article Title: Seasoned Healthcare Professionals Join Clearwater Compliance    

Date: December 17, 2013

Leading Provider of HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Solutions Continues to Strengthen Team Amidst Growing Demand for Superior Services
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Article Title: Health Care Compliance Association Webinar Features Clearwater Compliance Insights on OCR HIPAA Audits, Investigations    

Date: December 9, 2013

Clearwater CEO Bob Chaput to Help Participants Effectively Prepare for Compliance Inquiries
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance, PerfectServe Jointly Host Webinar to Clarify Confusion Around HIPAA Security    

Date: December 6, 2013

 National Experts Map Path to True HIPAA Security Compliance
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Announces Availability of HIPAA-HITECH Quick Tips

Date: December 3, 2013

 Company Offers More than 150 Insights and Learnings on a Range of Relevant Compliance Topics
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Publishes HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Whitepaper for Third Party Administrators

Date: November 13, 2013

 Complimentary Resource Provides Valuable Insight and Education To Help TPAs Understand and Respond to HIPAA-HITECH Responsibilities
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Article Title: Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) Hosts Clearwater Compliance HIPAA-HITECH Security Rule Webinar for Members

Date: November 7, 2013

 Educational Session Will Help ACAP Members Understand and Act On Specific Requirements Included in the HIPAA Security Final Rule
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Announces 2014 HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™ Schedule 

Date: October 30, 2013

Nationally Renowned Curriculum HIPAA-HITECH Educational Series to Expand After Banner Year
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Publishes a New Series of HIPAA-HITECH White Papers

Date: October 29, 2013

Complimentary Resources Provide Valuable Insight and Education On Timely Compliance Topics
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Joins Medical Identity Fraud Alliance As Founding Member

Date: October 23, 2013

Medical Identity Fraud Alliance Will Mobilize Healthcare Industry and Empower Consumers
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Sponsors California Association of Health Plans Annual Conference

Date: October 17, 2013

Company demonstrates its support for CAHP members while showcasing leading solutions for HIPAA-HITECH compliance at Booth #101
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Hosts HIPAA Compliance BootCamp™ in St. Louis

Date: October 16, 2013

Nationally Renowned Curriculum Workshop Offers Intensive, Interactive Educational Experience as OCR Steps up HIPAA-HITECH Enforcement
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Launches Version 3.0 of its HIPAA Risk Analysis™ Software-as-a-Service Solution

Date: September 23, 2013

Enhancements Reflect Customer Feedback, Latest NIST Standards for Security and Privacy Controls and Changing Threat Landscape
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Expands Team to Offer Additional Expertise, Support to Growing Demand and Customer Base

Date: September 19, 2013

New Hires Include Specialists in HIPAA-HITECH, Healthcare, Customer Support

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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance to Speak at 2nd Annual Privacy & Security Forum

Date: September 18, 2013

Clearwater CEO, Founder Bob Chaput to Present on Conducting a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis as Part of Distinguished Expert Lineup

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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Named ACAP Preferred Vendor

Date: September 17, 2013

Clearwater to bring leading solutions for HIPAA-HITECH Compliance to Health Plan Members of Association for Community Affiliated Plans,

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Article Title: Free Web Seminar Series Walks Through HIPAA Omnibus Compliance

Date: September 17, 2013

Clearwater Compliance, which offers software, training and consulting services to help covered entities comply with HIPAA privacy/security/breach notification rules, is offering five free one-hour Web seminars, on the revamped rules, followed by two free seminars that walk through their compliance software.

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HIPAA’s Game Changer: Business Associate Agreements

Date: September 12, 2013

The upcoming HIPAA Omnibus Rule will require agents to build an ‘endless chain of trust’.

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Article Title: Stone Carlie Expands HIPAA Compliance Service Offerings With Clearwater Compliance Partnership

Date: September 3, 2013

Clearwater Compliance is pleased to announce that St. Louis-based Stone Carlie & Company, L.L.C., certified public accountants, business consultants and wealth advisors, has joined Clearwater’s Value-Added Reseller program.

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Article Title: As September 23 Omnibus Deadline Quickly Approaches, Clearwater Compliance Offers Complimentary Omnibus Readiness Check

Date: August 28, 2013

National HIPAA-HITECH Experts Available at No Cost to Help Organizations Gauge Where They Stand and Set Action Plan, Priorities
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Hosts HIPAA BootCamp™ in Philadelphia

Date: August 22, 2013

Nationally Renowned Workshop Offers Intensive, Interactive Educational Experience as HIPAA Omnibus Compliance Deadline Draws Near

Read MoreArticle Title: Chaput to Speak regarding HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule ImplicationsDate: August 20, 2013

Intel and Absolute Software Sponsor Breakfast Event Scheduled September 4, 2013 at Franklin Marriott in Cool Springs -Clearwater Compliance CEO Chaput to Address HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Implications

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Article Title: HIPAA Omnibus and Offshore Vendors

Date: August 14, 2013

Will U.S. Regulators Enforce Actions Against Foreign BAs?
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Article Title: Health Care Compliance Association Schedules Webinar Featuring Clearwater Compliance CEO Bob Chaput to Address Requirements for Completing a Bona Fide HIPAA Risk Analysis

Date: August 13, 2013

Chaput to Present Risk Analysis Essentials, Explain HHS/OCR Risk Analysis Guidance and Provide Lessons Learned from Clearwater Compliance Work With Audited and Investigated Covered Entities
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Article Title: Physicians’-notes Vendor to Brentwood-based Cogent Healthcare has Security Lapse

Date: August 9, 2013

A security lapse by a vendor to Cogent Healthcare exposed the health information of 32,000 patients nationwide of doctors in physician groups managed by the hospitalist company.

Read MoreArticle Title: Clearwater Compliance and VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors Announce Partnership Date: July 17, 2013

VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors has decided to power its existing portfolio of compliance services to the eastern U.S. market utilizing Clearwater’s exclusive suite of HIPAA-HITECH software. The partnership will offer our clients the most comprehensive, yet affordable HIPAA compliance solutions on the market.
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance CEO Bob Chaput Selected to Address California Association of Health Plans HIPAA-HITECH Conference

Date: July 9, 2013

Bob Chaput will address the complexity of data privacy and compliance pursuant to the provisions of the Security, Privacy and Breach Notification Rules updated by the Omnibus Rule (OFR) promulgated this past January. The Conference is scheduled for July 22nd in Burbank, California.
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Tackles Risky Business with HIPAA Security Seminar 

Date: June11, 2013

Nashville event features national experts, leading insights  on conducting a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk Analysis
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Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Names Jason Riddle Vice President – Operations Delivery

Date: May 8, 2013

Bob Chaput, Clearwater Compliance CEO and Founder, today announced the appointment of Jason Riddle, CISSP, CISA to the position of Vice President – Operations Delivery
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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance and eDocSecure Inc. Announce Partnership 

Date: May 1, 2013

eDocSecure Inc. has chosen to power its existing offering of healthcare technology services to the small to mid-sized physician market with Clearwater’s exclusive suite of HIPAA-HITECH compliance software. The partnership adds additional revenue opportunities for both companies by offering the most comprehensive, yet affordable, HIPAA compliance solutions on the market.

Read MoreArticle Title: Clearwater Compliance to Exhibit at Health Care Compliance Association InstituteDate: April 18, 2013

National Conference Continues to Draw Premier Speakers and Sponsors

Read MoreArticle Title: Clearwater Compliance Announces Availability Of Covered Entity Omnibus ReadinessCheck™Date: April 16, 2013

Free Web Application Helps HIPAA Covered Entities Assess Changes Required to Comply with Omnibus Final Rule

Read MoreArticle Title: Clearwater Compliance Announces Premier Faculty for Virtual HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™Date: April 9, 2013

Panel Includes Speakers from Government, Legal, Healthcare and Employer Sectors

Read More Article Title: Providers and Health Plans Perform Poorly in HIPAA Audits-HHS to Expand Pool of Audited Organizations;  CMS Also Targets Meaningful Use AttestersDate: April 3, 2013

Clearwater Compliance notes that recent data released by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) show that providers account for more than two-thirds of all HIPAA Audit Findings and Observations in seven of the eight categories reviewed, and more than half in the category. Health plans don’t perform well either, accounting for between 25% and 38% of reported findings and observations.

Read More Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Completes Update of Proprietary Software to Address HHS Omnibus Final Rule RegulationsDate: March 28, 2013

Comprehensive SaaS Solutions include guide to new requirements in company’s HIPAA security and privacy and breach notification assessments

Read MoreArticle Title: Announcing the Success of the Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ in San Diego and Virtual Format of BootCamp™ in AprilDate: March 26, 2013

Clearwater Compliance has announced the resounding success of the Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ held in San Diego, CA. Building on the success of the one-day, in-person events, Clearwater Compliance is adding yet another “virtual” option for those professionals preferring to attend online.

Read MoreArticle Title: Clearwater Compliance Releases Risk Analysis White Paper and Buyer’s Guide ChecklistDate: March 21, 2013

Tools Assist Covered Entities and Business Associates Avoid One of Most Common Reasons for HIPAA Audit Failures

Read MoreArticle Title: Clearwater Compliance Announces Availability Of Business Associate Omnibus ReadinessCheck™Date: March 7, 2013

Free Web Application Helps HIPAA Business Associates Assess Readiness to Comply with Privacy and Security Rules and The HITECH Breach Notification Rule

Read MoreArticle Title: Maureen Donohue Feinroth Joins Clearwater Compliance HIPAA Audit BootCamp™ Faculty in San DiegoDate: March 6, 2013

Clearwater Compliance, LLC is pleased to announce that Maureen Donohue Feinroth, ESQ, CIPP/E/IT, Regulatory and Compliance Expert and Founder/CEO of Capital Privacy Solutions will be presenting at Clearwater’s HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ in San Diego on March 21, 2013. A recognized subject matter expert in international compliance and a licensed attorney, Ms. Feinroth has more than fifteen years of experience in researching, analyzing and consulting on legal information security and privacy regulatory compliance issues.

Read MoreArticle Title: Yun-kyung Lee, HIPAA Complaint Investigator for OCR, to Join Clearwater’s HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ in San DiegoDate: March 1, 2013

Clearwater Compliance, LLC is pleased to announce that Yun-kyung (Peggy) Lee, Supervisory Specialist with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will be presenting at Clearwater’s HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ in San Diego on March 21, 2013.  An investigator for OCR since 2003, Miss Lee investigates and recommends resolution of complaints alleging discrimination in the provision of health or social services and of complaints alleging violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules that address health information privacy rights.

Read MoreArticle Title: Clearwater to Exhibit at Privacy Association Global SummitDate: February 27, 2013

Clearwater Compliance will attend and exhibit at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest gathering of the global information privacy community.

Read MoreArticle Title: Santa Rosa Consulting and Clearwater Compliance Announce Reseller PartnershipDate: February 26, 2013

Santa Rosa Consulting and Clearwater Compliance have inked a partnership deal. Santa Rosa Consulting is adding Clearwater Compliance HIPAA-HITECH compliance software to power their existing portfolio of services.

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Article Title: Gary Ridner Joins Clearwater Compliance as Principal ConsultantDate: February 21, 2013

Gary Ridner, MBA, CISSP, CISM, has joined   Clearwater Compliance’s growing team as a principal consultant. Ridner helps   Clearwater Compliance customers complete their HIPAA-HITECH Security   Assessments, Security Risk Analyses and Privacy and Breach Notification   Assessments using the company’s innovative portfolio of software solutions.

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Article Title: Introducing the Clearwater Remote Meaningful Use Risk Analysis for Medical Practices Date: February 14, 2013 Medical practices now have a simple solution for performing the risk analysis required for Meaningful Use attestation. Introducing the Clearwater Remote Meaningful Use Risk Analysis for Medical Practices™. It’s an affordable, time-efficient solution resulting in a bona fide risk analysis performed by experts from Clearwater Compliance. Read More
Article Title: PHI Protection Network Forum on PHI Security and On Demand Webinar Series Welcomes Clearwater Compliance as Premium Sponsor Date: February 14, 2013 Clearwater Compliance has announced its participation in the premium sponsorship of the PHI Protection Network Forum 2013 scheduled for March 12-13 in Boston, MA, in addition to the On-Demand Webinar Series. Read More Article Title: David Finn Joins Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ Faculty. Date: February 11, 2013 David Finn, Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec and former hospital CIO brings valuable experience to highly acclaimed HIPAA-HITECH educational program for healthcare compliance officers and leaders.
Read More Article Title: Introducing Clearwater Compliance Best-in-Class Software for Managing Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Rule.Date: February 12, 2013The Clearwater HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Assessment™ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) can help organizations significantly reduce the likelihood of impermissible disclosures, data breaches, costly fines and penalties. The software is the best-in-class solution for objectively assessing and managing compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Rules.Read MoreArticle Title: David Finn Joins Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ Faculty.Date: February 11, 2013David Finn, Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec and former hospital CIO brings valuable experience to highly acclaimed HIPAA-HITECH educational program for healthcare compliance officers and leaders.Read MoreDate: February 1, 2013To help professionals in the trenches convince the C-Suite that additional resources are needed, Clearwater Compliance is presenting the Top 8 Reasons Executives Need a HIPAA-HITECH Update Due to Omnibus Final Rule.Read MoreArticle Title: Top 8 Reasons Executives Need a HIPAA-HITECH Update.Date:  February 1, 2013To help professionals in the trenches convince the C-Suite that additional resources are needed, Clearwater Compliance is presenting the Top 8 Reasons Executives Need a HIPAA-HITECH Update Due to Omnibus Final Rule.Read More

Article Title: Utah Bill Aimed at Breach Prevention. Date:  February 1, 2013After the data breach last year that affected 780,000 individuals, Utah legislators are considering a bill that would mandate state agencies identify and implement best practices for protecting data.Read More
Article Title: Omnibus Final Rule Announced. Download Complimentary White Paper.Date:  January 25, 2013The Department of Health and Human Services announced the long-awaited publication of the Omnibus Final Rule.  Business Associates and Subcontractors can download a complimentary white paper from Clearwater Compliance to help them on their journey to HIPAA-HITECH compliance. Read More
Article Title:   Announcing the Success of the Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ and a New Virtual BootCamp™ OptionDate:  December 21, 2012Clearwater Compliance has announced the resounding success of the Clearwater HIPAA Audit PrepBootCamp™ held in early December in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Building on the success of the one-day, in-person events, Clearwater Compliance is adding a virtual option for those professionals preferring to attend online. Read More
Article Title:   Announcing the Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp in Washington, D.C.Date:  December 12, 2012Clearwater Compliance, LLC, has named Ashley Bampfield, M.B.A., as its director of marketing. Clearwater Compliance helps health care providers and health care companies nationwide become and remain compliant with HIPAA and the HITECH Act.Read MoreArticle Title:   Clearwater Compliance Names Ashley Bampfield as Marketing DirectorDate:  December 10, 2012Clearwater Compliance, LLC, has named Ashley Bampfield, M.B.A., as its director of marketing. Clearwater Compliance helps health care providers and health care companies nationwide become and remain compliant with HIPAA and the HITECH Act.Read More
Article Title:  Kathy Ebbert Joins Clearwater Compliance as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerDate:  October 11, 2012Clearwater Compliance signals its growth plans and beefs up its management team to do it.Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Partners with SCIPP International to Deliver HIPAA Security and Privacy Workforce Training ProgramDate:  October 4, 2012Clearwater Compliance and SCIPP International jointly announce the launch of a Clearwater-branded portal developed by SCIPP that enables Clearwater to add a leading HIPAA security awareness and privacy workforce training program to its solutions.Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Begins Registration for its Next HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ Event in Ft. LauderdaleDate:  October 1, 2012Presented by leading experts and significantly enhanced based on recent work with audited and investigated covered entities, attendees will receive an intensive educational experience on OCR audit protocols; methods and tools to prepare for an OCR investigation or audit; and a critical understanding of the enforcement and penalties—IN ONE DAY!Read More
Article Title:  BeckITSystems, Inc. and Clearwater Compliance Announce Reseller Partnership to Ease HIPAA-HITECH Compliance
Date:  September 27, 2012 This new partnership provides medical practices with a comprehensive HIPAA and HITECH compliance program delivered through BeckITSystems, Inc.’s Compliance Doctors powered by Clearwater’s on-line software.Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ in Nashville Strengthens Attendees’ Understanding of HIPAA-HITECH Compliance
Date:  September 24, 2012 New and seasoned faculty experts and a comprehensive dive into the OCR Audit Protocols provided comprehensive practical problem-solving information to attendeesRead More
Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Executives, Bob and Mary Chaput, Earn CIPP/US Certification
Date:  September 13, 2012 Clearwater Compliance top executives, Bob and Mary Chaput, practice what they preach, and have joined the ranks of Certified Information Privacy Professionals/United States).(CIPP/US)Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Announces Its Gold Sponsorship of InfoSec 2012
Date:  September 4, 2012 Clearwater Compliance, a HIPAA-HITECH consultancy, announced their sponsorship of InfoSec 2012, hosted by Nashville Technology Council and the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Information Systems Security Association.Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Hosts IAPP “Privacy After Hours” Event in Nashville, TNDate:  August 29, 2012 Clearwater Compliance will host a “Privacy After Hours” event to bring together Middle Tennessee’s IAPP members to network and explore creating a local KnowledgeNet chapter.Read More

Article Title:  Jim Schenck Joins Clearwater Compliance as Vice President of Business Development
Date:  August 27, 2012 Clearwater Compliance adds healthcare veteran Jim Schenck to handle the rapidly growing interest in their HIPAA-HITECH compliance software, solutions and services.Read More

Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Formally Launches One-of-a-Kind Interactive, Web-Based Navigator to Guide Health Organizations Through a Bona Fide HIPAA Security Risk AnalysisDate:  August 15, 2012 Software-as-a-Service solution facilitates covered entities, business associates and subcontractors through a systematic and comprehensive HIPAA Security Risk Analysis to meet the HIPAA Security Rule requirement, to properly meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 attestation requirements and to avoid a potential False Claims Act suit.Read More

Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Begins Registration for its HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ Event in NashvilleDate:  August 6, 2012 “We’re so pleased to bring our successful HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp home to Nashville. With the OCR audit protocols having been released and our ongoing work with audited and investigated Covered Entities, this event will be even more content-rich and actionable than any BootCamp™ so far.” — Bob Chaput, Clearwater CEORead More

Article Title: Bob Chaput Chosen by DecisionHealth to Present HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Webinar
Date:  July 31, 2012 DecisionHealth, the award-winning source of healthcare news, analysis and education, has chosen Clearwater’s Founder and CEO, Bob Chaput, to present an educational webinar on “Mastering the Ins and Outs of Meaningful Uses’ Security Risk Analysis” to its constituents. Read More

Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Supports the Charley Foundation in “Helping Dreams Soar
Date:  July 25, 2012Clearwater Compliance, a HIPAA-HITECH Consultancy, supports the Charley Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children.Read More
Article Title:  Chicago Audit Prep BootCamp Reinforces Clearwater’s Well-Earned Reputation as HIPAA Regulatory Expert Advisor
Date:  July 17, 2012Enhanced program that includes two new faculty members and the OCR Audit Protocols provided more “real world” information to the great appreciation of the attendees.

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Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Marketing Consultant Making Strides in Online TrainingDate:  July 10, 2012Scottish online marketing consultant, Angela Neal, is scooping up accolades and support from a wide range of start up initiatives for her latest venture that promises to revolutionize how businesses learn to master online marketing and cloud computing. Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater Releases Interactive, Web-based HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Navigator with Built in OCR Audit Protocols to Help Healthcare Organizations Prepare for AuditsDate:  July 9, 2012Enhanced Software-as-a-Service solution now incorporates 77 recently-published OCR security audit protocols to aid customers’ understanding of the requirements, preparation for OCR audits and overall HIPAA Security Rule compliance Read More
Article Title:  GBprotect and Clearwater Compliance Announce Reseller PartnershipDate:  June 19, 2012Dedicated exclusively to managed security and to providing the highest level of technical expertise and customer service available, GBprotect will complement their high-touch next-generation security management compliance services with Clearwater’s HIPAA-HITECH software and solutions to enhance the speed and comprehensiveness of the compliance programs for their customers.Read More
Article Title:  Mandy KenKnight Sansom Joins Clearwater Compliance as Sales and Marketing CoordinatorDate:  June 7, 2012Clearwater Compliance adds veteran from Nashville’s music business to help field all the interest in the HIPAA-HITECH software, solutions and services it is receiving from an increasing number of healthcare organizations.Read More

Article Title:  Mary Chaput to Speak at American Psychoanalytic Association Annual Meeting in ChicagoDate:  June 6, 2012Mary Chaput to join James C. Pyles in a discussion of Health Care Reform and Privacy Program, and to highlight relevant findings from the ANSI report “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information.”Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance to Feature OCR Audit Documentation Request Lists at Upcoming HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp in ChicagoDate:  June 5, 2012Attendees at Clearwater’s June 25 HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp in Chicago will get a chance to review and discuss actual OCR Request Lists from Audits and Investigations with regulatory experts.Read More
Article Title:  Bob Chaput of Clearwater Compliance to Speak at the Chicago Bar Association’s Seminar on HIPAA-HITECH Requirements to Safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI)Date:  June 4, 2012Industry Leader, CEO and founder, Bob Chaput, to participate in a panel discussion of Legal Obligations to Protect Electronic Data.Read More
Article Title:  David Andrews Joins Chicago Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp FacultyDate:  May 31, 2012SVP, Business Development and Chief Compliance Officer of Hospice Compassus, to speak at 2012 HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™ Series on “Surviving an OCR Investigation.”Read More
Article Title:  Clearwater Compliance Announces Three Pillars Technology Solutions Joins New Reseller ProgramDate:  May 30, 2012Three Pillars expands its service offerings and accelerates its entry in growing healthcare market with Clearwater’s Leading HIPAA-HITECH Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Offering.Read More
Article Title: Jim Pyles joins the Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp FacultyDate: May 24, 2012Jim Pyles of the Washington D.C. based law-firm Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville, will join Clearwater Compliance as an expert instructor at their ChicagoRead More
Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Sponsors TN HIMSSDate: May 23, 2012Clearwater is pleased to announce its support of this cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on promoting information and management systems to improve the quality, safety, access and cost-effectiveness of patient care.Read More
Article Title: Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Difference: HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment v HIPAA Security Risk AnalysisDate: May 10, 2012Lots of confusion continues to swirl around the difference between a HIPAA Security Evaluation versus HIPAA Security Risk Analysis. No wonder, the terms are often used interchangeably. End the confusion in this complimentary webinar.Read More

Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Sponsors the Mental Health Cooperative Charity Golf TournamentDate: May 8, 2012Clearwater Compliance announced their support of Nashville-based Mental Health Cooperative by Sponsoring 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Joins KPMG, Dell and Intel to Sponsor Health Care Privacy and Security ConsortiaDate: March 16, 2012Is Your ‘Chain of Trust’ Strong? — Hospitals, Practices Need Strong Approach to Business Associate AgreementsThe stakes are high for ensuring the privacy of personal health information. According to Bob Chaput, CEO and founder of Clearwater Compliance, LLC and an expert on HIPAA and HITECH regulatory compliance, there are more than 370 CEs listed on the HHS website, more than 80 of which landed there due to a data breach caused by a business associate (BA). In fact, the five largest data breaches were caused by BAs.“What the government did initially was to create a ‘chain of trust’ as it relates to the relationship between organizations and how they handle health information between them,” he says, noting that the HITECH Act extended the focus of the chain, placing more responsibility on the BA.
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Article Title:Clearwater Compliance Joins KPMG, Dell and Intel to Sponsor Health Care Privacy and Security ConsortiaDate: March 1, 2012Clearwater Compliance Co-Sponsors Innovative Report on Financial Cost of a Data BreachClearwater Compliance is proud to announce its participation in a pending new report initiated by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) that provides useful information regarding the inherent threats to PHI and unveils a practical method for health care organizations, and those that support them, to evaluate the financial impact of breached PHI specifically for their organizations.Read More
Article Title:Clearwater Compliance Holds Successful Atlanta HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp™Date: February 29, 2012“We are simple delighted with the outcomes and positive feedback from this Atlanta event that we have accelerated our plans to offer more HIPAA Audit Prep and Compliance BootCamps™ this year.” said Bob Chaput, CEO of Clearwater Compliance. “Presently, we have events planned for June 25 in Chicago, September 12 in Nashville and December 6 in Miami.”Read More
Article Title:Clearwater Compliance Joins KPMG, Dell and Intel to Sponsor Health Care Privacy and Security ConsortiaDate: February 16, 2012HIPAA-HITECH compliance solutions provider Clearwater Compliance joins technology giants Dell and Intel in sponsoring this half-day event designed to develop a whitepaper that will speak to how the health care community can ensure that data is private and secure even when it is not under their control.The event will include a series of roundtable discussions.Read More
Article Title: Data Breach Blame GameDate: January 30, 2012HIPAA’s “chain of trust” puts the onus on covered entities to take a strong approach to business associate agreements.The top 5 data breaches on the HHS “Wall of Shame” were caused by Business Associates. In this article by Selena Chavis, Bob Chaput weighs in with expert opinion on the various facets of responsibility for BAs and Covered Entities when it comes to HIPAA Hitech compliance and PHI data security.Read More
Article Title: Privacy Boot Camp Targets Senior ExecsDate: January 10, 2012Consulting firm Clearwater Compliance LLC will host a HIPAA Audit Prep Bootcamp in Atlanta on Feb. 9 for senior executives of HIPAA-covered entities, business associates and subcontractors.The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and its contractor KPMG recently started random HIPAA privacy and security audits. The boot camp will cover provisions of the rules and their penalties, the audit program, best practices and tools to prepare for an audit.The day-long event will be at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Atlanta airport. The cost is $595 per person with a $100 discount for additional individuals from the same organization. More information is available athttp://clearwatercompliance.com/bootcamp.Read More
Article Title: When Protecting PHI, Don’t Forget Ubiquitous But Risky Back-up TapesDate: September 23, 2011For years Bob Chaput, president of the HIPAA consulting firm Clearwater Compliance LLC, has railed against the dangers of backup tapes, which he estimates are still in use today by about 75% of hospitals and plenty of health plans and other providers.

Until now, back-up tapes haven’t gotten much attention. That should change given they are at the center of an unprecedented breach, now the focus of a $4.9 billion proposed class-action lawsuit and investigation by the Office for Civil Rights.

In this article he weighs in on the case the loss of tapes from Scientific Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in San Antonio, Texas, a TRICARE vendor.

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Article Title: HIPAA Audit Prep: Five Key Steps [Podcast Interview]Date: September 23, 2011Healthcare organizations need to take five key steps to prepare for the upcoming HIPAA compliance audit program, says compliance specialist Bob Chaput.

If organizations take five HIPAA compliance steps, Chaput says, “I believe that the auditors are going to see a demonstration of a good-faith effort to comply with the regulations.”
In an interview with HealthcareInfoSecurity, Chaput spells out the steps.

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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Publishes Seminal HIPAA Audit White PaperDate: September 7, 2011Clearwater Compliance, a leading HIPAA-HITECH consultancy, today announced the publication of a White Paper entitled “The 2012 HIPAA Audits:Will the Past Predict the Future?” The White Paper is based on the premise that understanding the possible impact of the upcoming privacy and security audits will lead organizations to better prepare for audits and, more importantly, assure their compliance with the regulations.

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Article Title: Clearwater Releases V2.1 of Interactive HIPAA Audit ToolDate: August 30, 2011Clearwater Releases V2.1 of Interactive HIPAA Audit Tool
Enhanced Software-as-a-Service
solution facilitates audit preparation and HIPAA security compliance. New and improved Version 2.1 includes many customer-requested enhancements

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Article Title: Clearwater Compliance Launches HIPAA-HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel™ Live Web Event SeriesDate: June 29, 2011Clearwater Compliance, a leading HIPAA-HITECH consultancy, has announced the launch of the HIPAA-HITECH Blue Ribbon Panel™, a series of monthly live web events featuring healthcare industry experts offering relevant updates and discussing ramifications of the evolving HIPAA-HITECH regulations. The first event in the series, focused on HIPAA Security Risk Analysis DOs and DON’Ts, will take place on Thursday, July 14 at 5 p.m. EDT.

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Article Title:Clearwater Compliance Co-Sponsors The PHI ProjectDate:June 09th 2011Clearwater Compliance, a leading HIPAA-HITECH consultancy, has announced its co-sponsorship of “The PHI Project,” a new initiative launched by the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to study the financial impact of unauthorized access to Protected Health Information (PHI).

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Publication: Nashville Business Journal
Article Title: Executive Profile of Bob ChaputDate:May 14th 2011Robert Chaput on leaving the corporate ranks to launch his own firm, letting his customers shape his business and hiring the smart ones.

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Publication: CMIO Health Information Exchange
Article Title: Clearwater Launches HIPAA NavigatorDate:May 4th 2011Clearwater Compliance has released Clearwater HIPAA Security Assessment, an interactive web-based navigator designed to assist organizations that handle electronic protected health information (PHI) in their HIPAA compliance efforts.

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Publication: Healthcare Info Security
Article Title:Breach Notification Planning Tips: How to Avoid Creating Unnecessary RiskDate:April 29th 2011“The drive toward EHR implementation has spurred renewed and long overdue focus on ensuring privacy and security for all patient information, especially electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Data security is a critical risk management issue that is getting more and more attention in C-suites across the healthcare industry.”

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Publication: ANSI
Article Title: Press Release about PHI ProjectDate:April 19th 2011Clearwater Compliance is a premium sponsor of the new PHI Project. The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) has joined the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), via its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), in partnership with the Shared Assessments Program and its Healthcare Working Group, for a new initiative on the financial impact of unauthorized access to protected health information (PHI). The “PHI Project” was formally kicked off on April 7th via a two-hour webinar involving 110 participants.

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Publication: Healthcare Information Security
Article Title:ONC’s New Leader: An AssessmentDate:April 11th 2011Security consultant Bob Chaput, president of Clearwater Compliance, says: “Dr. Mostashari’s field experience as a scientist and large project implementer will be especially useful in providing effective leadership at ONC.”

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Publication: Nashville Business Journal
Article Title:Health firms get tech check-upDate:March 11th 2011“The drive toward EHR implementation has spurred renewed and long overdue focus on ensuring privacy and security for all patient information, especially electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Data security is a critical risk management issue that is getting more and more attention in C-suites across the healthcare industry.”

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