HIPAA Compliance Blog

Introducing New Enterprise Pricing

Choosing Clearwater solutions means that you and your patients/members/customers can enjoy the peace of mind that their sensitive data is in safe hands, and it’s a strong choice: Clearwater’s market-leading software, supported by our expert professional services, provides hundreds of … Continue reading

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Information Risk Management Strategy

Thinking Beyond the Compliance Checklist – Why Your Organization Needs a Comprehensive Information Risk Management Strategy

Several years ago, many within the finance, banking and retail sectors were guilty of security for compliance sake. Regulations such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard, and US Sarbanes-Oxley Act laid out specific expectations for organizations. But obviously they … Continue reading

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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: 3 Reasons You Should Fear HIPAA

In a recent Geico commercial, a group of teens are scrambling to avoid imminent danger. One teen says tearfully, “Why can’t we just get in the running car?” Another responds by asking the girl if she’s “crazy” and suggests hiding … Continue reading

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audit deadline extended

Delay in HIPAA Audit Program Doesn’t Mean You Can Take a Wait and See Approach to Risk Management

Recent news that the Office for Civil Rights is delaying Phase 2 of its HIPAA Audit Program might tempt some organizations to breath a momentary sigh of relief, but taking your foot off the pedal would be a big mistake. Here … Continue reading

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Rating Review

Latest Product Highlights – Identify and Respond to Your Risks

It has always been our goal at Clearwater Compliance to bring you the very best in HIPAA Compliance software and solutions. However, this year we have gone above and beyond our original mission to expand the functionality of our software to … Continue reading

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How does your IRM stack up?

Clearwater Compliance Publishes New Information Risk Management Advancement Model and Assessment Tool

In response to a changing healthcare landscape; a stark increase in the threats posed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of healthcare information; and a shift in focus by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and other regulatory bodies … Continue reading

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Clearwater Is Proud to Sponsor the South Florida HIMSS Chapter Fall Conference- IntegraTe

Clearwater is proud to be a sponsor at this year’s South Florida HIMSS Chapter Fall Conference: IntegraTe on November 5th.  HIMSS mission is to “lead global endeavors optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information technology.” At Clearwater we are driven by a … Continue reading

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top 5 security risk management questions

Top 5 Facts You Need to Know About Healthcare and Risk Management

Throughout the past month, we’ve received several questions regarding Information Risk Management in healthcare. These questions come from both HIPAA Covered Entities as well as Business Associates. Many of these organizations are hearing different things about the upcoming OCR Audits … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Plans

Hey Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans – Have you Registered for Your HPID? Time is Running Out!

Back in September 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final rule, which “adopts a unique [health plan] identifier (HPID) for Health Plans”. The deadline is quickly approaching for certain types of health plans, but many … Continue reading

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How is a Healthcare Information Security Pro Supposed to Keep Up…Much Less Stand Out?

Look, it’s complicated. Growing volumes of electronic health records. New government regulations…and increasing regulation enforcement. Unprecedented complexity in the IT security landscape. If you’re a healthcare information security professional, how do you keep up? Just as importantly, how do you … Continue reading

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