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Clearwater ranks #19 on Nashville Business Journal’s top Healthcare IT Companies

July 13, 2018

This List ranks Nashville-area health care IT companies by number of local-area IT employees. – www.bizjournals.com

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Cyber Thoughts

Security Tools and SaaS

July 3, 2018

With between 45 and 65 different security vendors’ tools in the average hospital CISO’s tool box, healthcare providers need to make sure that third-party tools work well together and do not create unwanted complexity or introduce their own vulnerabilities – www.cyberthoughts.org

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Nashville health care firm names new CEO

May 15, 2018

Steve Cagle will take over as CEO of the health care cyber-risk-management company, according to a news release. Bob Chaput, who founded the company in 2010, is stepping down but will remain with Clearwater as executive chairman – www.bizjournals.com

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Clearwater Compliance gets new CEO, CFO

May 15, 2018

Health care cybersecurity company Clearwater Compliance is bringing on a new leadership duo, with founder and current boss Bob Chaput becoming executive chairman and CFO Mary Chaput transitioning into an advisory role – www.nashvillepost.com

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CISION PR Newswire

Clearwater Compliance Ranks Top Compliance & Risk Management Solution, 2018 Black Book Cybersecurity User Survey

May 14, 2018

Compliance firms rated by industry client satisfaction and loyalty scores via independent key performance indicators announced – www.prnewswire.com

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How Small Breaches Can Cost Millions

May 14, 2018

Years after HIPAA and HITECH passed, health care organizations are still “woefully noncompliant,” with the measures, said Bob Chaput, founder and CEO of Clearwater Compliance – www.renalandurologynews.com

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Healthcare Info Security

(Podcast) Texas Hospital CEOs: Cybersecurity Is No. 1 Worry

May 7, 2018

At a recent meeting of hospital CEOs in Texas, the leaders said the issue that keeps them awake at night is cybersecurity, says Fernando Martinez of the Texas Hospital Association – www.healthcareinfosecurity.com

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Health IT Security

Helping Struggling Hospitals Recover from Ransomware Attacks

May 2, 2018

The biggest cybersecurity issue for hospitals is response and recovery from ransomware attacks, observed Fernando Martinez, chief digital officer at the Texas Hospital Association – www.healthitsecurity.com

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Press Releases

Clearwater Further Streamlines Enterprise Risk Analysis for Health Systems with Its Patent-Pending “Component Expert System” Technology

As the healthcare industry continues to be targeted by cyber attacks, Clearwater has released new, breakthrough technology that provides hospitals and health systems with a more intelligent view into all of the processes, people, locations, technology and components that can pose a data security risk to an information system. Clearwater’s new Component Expert System (CES), embedded in its IRM|Analysis™ software, enables hospitals and health systems to complete the security risk analysis (SRA) process more efficiently across the enterprise by logically grouping similar information system components based on their properties and associated controls. The patent-pending technology automatically identifies relevant cyber and information risk scenarios, thereby facilitating a more effective risk assessment process.

Clearwater CyberIntelligence™ Institute Study Finds Laptops Still a Significant Data Security Risk for Hospitals and Health Systems

Endpoint data loss, excessive user permissions, and dormant accounts make up 70 percent of all high and critical risk scenarios for laptop vulnerabilities at hospitals and health systems across the country, according to new findings released by the Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute (CCI), which leverages insights from Clearwater’s proprietary database—the industry’s largest and most complete database focused exclusively on the unique cybersecurity risk profiles of hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and business associates. Despite efforts to make laptops more secure, the CCI study found they remain a Top 10 cybersecurity risk for hospitals and health systems. 

Company Blog

NIST and Telehealth: Securing the Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem

We are living in an exhilarating time in the world of healthcare. A common theme among many healthcare related stories and articles we come across today is that things which were once thought to be a matter of science fiction are now moving closer to becoming a reality. A Feb 27, 2019, article from Forbes Magazine, entitled, “Telemedicine: The Latest Futuristic Tech Prediction from The Jetsons To Come True,” brought up a cartoon show from 1962, “The Jetsons,” in which depicted patients video conferencing physicians for diagnosis and treatment as being something commonplace.

Key Takeaways From Breakfast & Breaches™ | Chicago

Clearwater and Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, are hosting a series of panel discussions with security experts and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The series offers attendees up-to-date information about cyber risk management strategies, HIPAA compliance and OCR enforcement. Attendees can participate in person or via live webcast.

What Does OCR’s Lowering of Maximum Annual Caps Mean for Covered Entities?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) gave notice in the Federal Register that it is lowering the maximum annual caps for all HIPAA culpability tiers, except for the willful neglect without timely correction tier. There has been uncertainty for some time as to whether OCR’s interpretation of the statute was appropriate with regard to the $1.5M annual limit for all culpability levels.

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