Clearwater’s recent Breakfast & Breaches event in Washington, DC brought together an outstanding group of leaders with unique insight on the growing problem of how to keep protected health information secure. Drawing on their combined decades of experience working across the compliance spectrum, our panelists and moderator challenged the audience’s thinking with regard to how their organizations analyze and manage risks.
Clearwater, a top-ranked provider of healthcare cyber risk software and consulting services, today announced the appointment of Cathie Brown as Vice President, Professional Services. Ms. Brown brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, health information technology, health information security and consulting.
Clearwater finds the majority of health breaches last year were caused in some way by a server, while a CynergisTek report found a lack of resources, tools, and talent make it difficult for the C-suite to keep up with the threat landscape.
ClinOne is now integrated with Uber Health to provide patient transportation services to clinical trial sites.
Two medical companies have revealed massive data breaches. Nearly 20 million patients have been exposed because of it. Jon Moore, SVP & Chief Risk Officer provides perspective on the impact of this third-party data breach.
A data breach at American Medical Collection Agency has affected nearly 12 million patients who had lab tests performed by Quest Diagnostics. The incident, which appears to be the biggest health data breach to be revealed so far in 2019, exposed financial data, Social Security numbers and certain medical information, the lab test firm reports. In a statement Monday, Secaucus, New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics says AMCA, based in Elmsford, New York, informed the lab testing firm in May that an “unauthorized user” had access to AMCA’s system containing personal information the collections agency received from various entities, including from Quest.
Other developing issues could affect privacy and security rules, says Wes Morris, CHP, CIPM, HCISPP, Managing Principal Consultant, Clearwater, Mountain Home, ID. For example, opium reporting rules are evolving differently state by state, creating a challenge for HIM professionals to understand which rules apply to them and how they sync with federal regulations, says Morris, who also co-chairs the Privacy and Security Practice Council.”…I would encourage the industry as a whole to, first and foremost, make sure what you have in place is working for you and meeting the needs of two groups: patients, whose information you are there to protect and manage, and the staff of your organization, who have to work within your policies and procedures.”
Cybersecurity continues to be an important and hot topic in health care, especially in the HTM community. TechNation quizzed some industry experts and educators about cybersecurity in search of information and tips to help readers. Participating in the roundtable discussion on cybersecurity are Medigate Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Langer, Cynerio CEO and Founder Leon Lerman, Clearwater Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President of Professional Services Jon Moore, CyberMDX Vice President of Business Development Safi Oranski, Nuvolo Vice President of Product Marketing Ben Person, Texas State Technical College-Waco Associate Professor of Biomedical Equipment Technology Garrett Seeley and Extreme Networks Director of Healthcare Solutions Bob Zemke.
As many as 1.6 million individuals in Puerto Rico may have their health information exposed because of a snafu by an information technology vendor. Inmediata Health Group operates a database that captures current cyber threats and assesses, remediates and monitors risks to critical business systems and data. In January, Inmediata became aware that protected data was viewable online because a web page setting permitted search engines to index internal webpages used for business operations.
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.