Texas Hospital Association Announces Healthcare Cybersecurity Leader Bob Chaput as Keynote Speaker at April Conference
Texas Hospital Association Announces Healthcare Cybersecurity Leader Bob Chaput as Keynote Speaker at April Conference Clearwater Compliance CEO to Address Cyber Risk and Patient Safety April 10, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Join hospital cybersecurity expert and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Compliance, Bob Chaput, as the keynote speaker at the first annual Texas Health Security and Technology Conference […]Read More
Clearwater Compliance Offers Virtual Chief Information Security Officer to Help Hospitals Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats
Clearwater Compliance Offers Virtual Chief Information Security Officer to Help Hospitals Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats Flexible Solution Helps Strengthen Hospital Governance, Drives Forward Policies and Compliance, and Keeps Networks Safe without Increasing Headcount March 20, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To help hospitals facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities to connected medical devices […]Read More
Cleveland Clinic’s Charles Kolodkin and Clearwater’s Bob Chaput Share Crucial Steps in Developing a Hospital Cyber Risk Management Strategy
Cleveland Clinic’s Charles Kolodkin and Clearwater’s Bob Chaput Share Crucial Steps in Developing a Hospital Cyber Risk Management Strategy Newest Business of Healthcare (BOH) Episode “Innovating to Reduce Cyber Risk” Shows How Captives are Important Strategic Tools for Managing Risk March 06, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Charles Kolodkin, Executive Director, Enterprise Risk and Insurance at Cleveland Clinic and Bob […]Read More
Clearwater Compliance Offers Webinar with Former OCR Top HIPAA Leader Iliana Peters Former Acting Deputy Director of HHS Office for Civil Rights Is Featured Expert on the HIPAA Security Final Rule in Clearwater Webinar Series to Help Simplify Cyber Risk March 01, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iliana Peters, JD, CISSP, former Acting Deputy Director of HHS Office […]Read More
Clearwater Compliance Shares Best in KLAS, AHA-Endorsed Cyber Risk Management Solutions at HIMSS18 Major Announcements, Endorsements Mark an Inflection Point for Clearwater February 27, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked, award-winning healthcare cyber risk assessment and management solutions platform, will be presenting and exhibiting at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) annual […]Read More
Clearwater CEO Bob Chaput Shares Expertise on Insuring Hospital Cyber Risks Through Captives Newest BOH Episode “Why Manage Cyber Risk though an Insurance Captive” Helps Hospitals Implement Best Practices February 13, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bob Chaput, CEO of Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked, award-winning provider of healthcare cyber risk management and compliance solutions, shares his expertise in the […]Read More
Partnership Brings Focus on Cyber Security Solutions to Texas Hospitals Texas Hospital Association partners with Clearwater Compliance to manage critical hospital cybersecurity February 5, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Texas Hospital Association announced its newest partnership with Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked, award-winning healthcare cyber risk management and regulatory compliance solutions company. The endorsement follows an extensive […]Read More
Clearwater Compliance Earns KLAS’ Top Rating for Cybersecurity Advisory Services Clearwater Scores Highest in the Cybersecurity Advisory Services Category in 2018 Best in KLAS Report January 30, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearwater Compliance, a top-ranked, award-winning provider of healthcare cyber risk management and compliance solutions, today announced it has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Best in […]Read More
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Efforts by the federal Office of Civil Rights to investigate data breaches at healthcare organizations are of great concern to security and compliance officers at healthcare organizations.
Jon Moore, Chief Risk Officer at Clearwater Compliance LLC, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said the survey essentially reflected what he sees in the industry.
Although the healthcare industry has been notoriously resistant to change, its transformation at the hands of digitization has recently picked up pace.
In the first half of 2019, there were 223 reported breaches affecting 10.2 million individuals, an increase of 167% over the same period in 2018. These figures do not include the widely publicized American Medical Collections Agency breach, which is estimated to have affected at least 22 million individuals on its own.
In the case of American Medical Collection Agency’s (AMCA) highly publicized data breach, the cost proved unrecoverable as the 42-year-old parent company Retrieval-Masters Credit Bureau filed for bankruptcy just weeks after disclosing the breach.
Organizations should calculate the risk of a data breach, not only for covered entities but also for their business associates. A breach of your patient data will affect your organization, even if it’s by a business associate.
Many Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Compliance Officers often express concern to us about the potential disruption and cost that can come from an Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation, not to mention the reputational damage that will result from a settlement or monetary penalty. An appearance on the wall of shame is a mere blemish compared to the negative publicity of an OCR fine or settlement. However, the possibility of a State Attorney General (AG) action is often underestimated and overlooked. If a State AG enforcement is not top of mind for you and your board, it should be.