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The AEHIS Foundation

Clearwater Compliance Named Founding Premier Member of Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) Foundation

Clearwater Compliance is now a Founding Premier Member of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) Foundation, the company announced today. The AEHIS Foundation is the first professional organization serving as an education and networking platform to healthcare’s … Continue reading

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The cost of a data breach

Financial Fallout: What Data Breaches Really Cost You

How much would a data breach cost your organization? The latest stories to hit the headlines show the severe financial impact of a breach. Community Health Systems, Inc., (CHS) is one of the companies to have attracted negative press, after … Continue reading

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Insurance data risk management

HIPAA Penalties Sting Outside the Healthcare Field, Too

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 … Continue reading

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HIPAA Acute breach

Cute or HIPAA Acute?

Are your employees breaching your PHI security procedures? We look at a recent example that highlights how quickly a single, unauthorized access can escalate into a costly lawsuit. (more…)

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Mobile privacy

7 Ways to Improve Mobile Privacy

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. While breaches of this magnitude make … Continue reading

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Hackers and healthcare PHI

International Invasion: Community Health Systems Breach Shows Information Security Risks Have Gone Global

The recent data breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) of Franklin, Tennessee, clearly demonstrates the global nature of information security risks and the growing threat of hackers within healthcare. With millions of patient records compromised, is your organization taking this … Continue reading

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Networking opportunities

Come and See Clearwater at Upcoming Industry Events!

Clearwater Compliance will be in a neighborhood near you! We try to attend as many industry events as possible throughout the year, in order to network with other professionals and meet our customers in person. We also support many of these … Continue reading

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mobile security for PHI

Texting While Treating – 5 Tips for Protecting Yourself When Taking Patient Conversations Mobile

With the proliferation of mobile technologies and a steady shift toward smartphone interactions as a predominant mode of communications for many consumers, you may be considering texting as a more effective and efficient way to communicate among providers and/or with … Continue reading

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compliancehybridentities

The Importance of Designating Covered Functions v. Non-Covered Functions Under HIPAA

In the ways businesses operate today, it is quite common for an entity to comply with multiple regulations and laws.  HIPAA allows single legal entities that perform both covered functions and non-covered functions under HIPAA to designate themselves as “Hybrid … Continue reading

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Bob Chaput, CEO

CEO-to-CEO – Risk Management At What Cost, CEO?

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series CEO-to-CEO

In its August 18, 2014 8-K filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Community Health Systems “confirmed that its computer network was the target of an external, criminal cyber attack that the Company believes occurred in April and June, … Continue reading

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