Did you know that privacy violation complaints have increased more than 40 percent since HITECH was enacted in 2009 – and more than 21 million citizens have had their protected health information (PHI) breached? The Clearwater HIPAA Privacy and Breach … Continue reading
Clearwater Compliance has published the January 2013 eNewsletter, which includes several complimentary tools and resources to learn more about HIPAA and HITECH compliance. Read about recent HIPAA and HITECH stories in the news and check out all the resources that Clearwater … Continue reading
On Saturday 3/24, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the much-delayed Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final Rules that had been bundled … Continue reading
How BCBS TN Could Have Avoided the Mess: HHS settles HIPAA case with BCBS of Tennessee for $1.5 million
Yet again another blog post on BCBS TN!! Once again, proof again that HIPAA compliance is not just an information technology problem. This one is different. Get some practical, actionable advise! Learn how to better manage you compliance risks as … Continue reading
The safe storage, transport and access of patient information between healthcare organizations and their partners has never been such a hot topic, with several high profile breaches hitting the headlines in 2011.
The following article first appeared on DWT.com, and is republished with the kind permission of the author, Adam Greene who comments on the first round of audits and offers guidance on what entities can do to prepare.
2011 featured a large number of negative headlines involving data breaches and million dollar law suits. To rectify this, HCPro Inc. wants to draw attention to the brighter side of the HIPAA by publishing a series of positive stories throughout … Continue reading
The recent theft of a computer has led to a class-action lawsuit against Sutter Medical. Around 4 million patients have been affected after unencrypted data was leaked from the foundation’s headquarters in October.
A recent incident at Sutter Health resulted in the loss of one of the network’s computers. The desktop contained two databases which held the personal information of about 4.3 million patients.
The National Research Council has released a report on the IT security measures of CMS. It states that the centres should upgrade their current technology to properly protect their electronic health records.