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Clearwater Compliance helps healthcare organizations ensure patient safety and improve the quality of care by safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected health information (PHI). We have assisted more than 400 customers to operationalize and mature their information privacy, security, compliance and information risk management programs. And in the process, we are raising the bar for safeguarding PHI, protecting millions of Americans and driving real value for the organizations we support and the healthcare industry at large.

Cyber Contagions Knock Out Hospital Systems — Prompting Triaging of Cybersecurity to Code Red Status

By |July 19th, 2016|

Typically, when hospitals declare emergencies, it’s for incoming patients—not their own internal computer systems. But, in March 2016, Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky, declared an emergency.

After being hit by a ransomware infection, the hospital placed a scrolling red alert on its homepage stating: “Methodist Hospital is currently working in an Internal State of Emergency due […]

Exclusive Webinar for American Hospital Association (AHA) Members

By |July 12th, 2016|

On July 27th, 2016, OCR HIPAA investigator will share insider’s view of Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Phase 2 Audit readiness

OCR allows 10 days to respond to a Phase 2 audit request. Are there still gaps in your HIPAA compliance program?   

Similar to Phase 1, the Phase 2 audit protocol includes a comprehensive review of […]

Clearwater Compliance Prepares to Unveil a New Version of IRM|Pro™ Software Suite

By |June 30th, 2016|

Not Just Another Pretty Face!

Within a few weeks, Clearwater will be unveiling new versions of our IRM|Analysis™, IRM|Security™, and IRM|Privacy™ software products designed with enhanced workflow and streamlined efficiency in mind.

The abundance of content and features contained within our suite of advanced, powerful software tools have evolved to the point that we wanted to provide […]

Studies Show CEOs Unwilling to Take Responsibility for Cybersecurity

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Who’s Responsible for Cybersecurity? Industry Searches for Clear Answers

We’re now living in what has been called the “era of the mega breach.” Globally, businesses are estimated to lose $445 billion annually due to cybercrime, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. What’s more, the overall threat landscape has evolved significantly with respect to […]

Preview : A Simpler And Better Alternative To The HITRUST Mandate For Third Party Risk Management In Healthcare

By |June 16th, 2016|

Guest post contributed by: Kamal Govindaswamy CISSP, CIPP/US, CCSP   Principal, RisknCompliance Consulting Group

I have written my opinion about HITRUST CSF/RMF and the HITRUST certification mandate starting with my first open letter to the HITRUST Alliance last fall, and subsequently – second and third letters.

More recently, I have been thinking about an alternative approach to […]

Health Care Entities “Not Vigilant” on Cybersecurity, Reports 2016 Ponemon Institute Study

By |May 23rd, 2016|

$6.2 billion.

That’s the new estimate of how much data breaches cost the health care industry annually, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute. What’s more, despite the increased frequency of breaches, the study found that “many organizations lack the money and resources to manage data breaches caused by evolving cyber threats, preventable mistakes, and other dangers.” […]

Move Over Credit Cards — Stolen Medical Records Are Selling for Record Prices on the Dark Web

By |May 19th, 2016|

It’s a sellers’ market for personally identifiable data on the “dark web,” where stolen information is anonymously bought and sold. Like all savvy businesspeople, hackers go where the money is; right now the hottest selling commodity is medical record data—going for as much as $60 per record.[1] […]

President Obama’s 2017 Fiscal Budget Proposal Prioritizes HIPAA Audits

By |May 12th, 2016|

President Obama’s administration submitted its budget proposal for fiscal 2017 earlier this year—indicating a clear funding prioritization of HIPAA compliance audits and other health care initiatives. […]

Engineering Compliance and Information Risk Management

By |May 4th, 2016|

In a recent article published by CIOReview, our CEO, Bob Chaput discusses how the cybersecurity industry is changing and what Clearwater can do to help your organization. Read the full article here.

Poor Cyber Risk Management Can Negatively Impact Your Credit Rating

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Cyber breaches already impact an organization’s regulatory standing and reputation. Now breaches, along with poor cyber risk management, can impact an organization’s credit rating as well. Two financial services firms recently announced that they will now factor cyber risk into their credit rating evaluations. […]