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Responding to OCR’s Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications

April 8, 2020

Responding to OCR’s Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications By, Wes Morris, Managing Principal Consultant and Dawn Morgenstern, Senior Principal Consultant The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The purpose is to advise that OCR will not impose […]

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Identifying and Implementing Appropriate Security Controls in Your Telehealth Architecture

April 1, 2020

Identifying and Implementing Appropriate Security Controls in Your Telehealth Architecture The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a $300 million boost in funding for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) led Telehealth and Telemedicine Services programs. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on March 30 that he is proposing $200 million of CARES […]

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10 Actions for Business Associates to Build a Strong HIPAA Compliance and Cybersecurity Program

10 Actions for Business Associates to Build a Strong HIPAA Compliance and Cybersecurity Program

March 27, 2020

10 Actions for Business Associates to Build a Strong HIPAA Compliance and Cybersecurity Program While most healthcare organizations agree that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is paramount and a robust cybersecurity program is a must, the reality is the industry, as a whole, has many challenges when it comes to building these […]

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A Limited Waiver of Sanctions for the HIPAA Privacy Rule

A Limited Waiver of Sanctions for the HIPAA Privacy Rule Does Not Mean Covered Entities Can Ignore Their Responsibilities

March 24, 2020

A Limited Waiver of Sanctions for the HIPAA Privacy Rule Does Not Mean Covered Entities Can Ignore Their Responsibilities Wes Morris, Managing Principal Consultant Dawn Morgenstern, Senior Principal Consultant George W. Jackson, Jr., Senior Principal Consultant The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties (HIPAA Waiver) on March […]

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Clearwater COVID-19 Cybersecurity Advisory: Analyzing and Responding to Risks Resulting from Work- from-Home Environments

March 20, 2020

Clearwater COVID-19 Cybersecurity Advisory: Analyzing and Responding to Risks Resulting from Work- from-Home Environments Clearwater Customers can perform risk assessment using their existing IRM|Analysis™ software and can leverage free assistance from Clearwater In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare organizations, as well as their key vendors, have transitioned a substantial part of their […]

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Securing Telehealth

Security Considerations for Deploying Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Systems

March 18, 2020

Security Considerations for Deploying Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Systems By  George W. Jackson, Jr., MBA, Ph.D., HCISPP, CISSP, CRISC, PMP In a time of public crisis where millions of Americans are being asked or forced to stay at home, the opportunity to receive expert medical care through the use of telehealth and remote patient […]

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Continuity and COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Continuity and COVID-19 By Cathie Brown Vice President, Consulting Services Regardless of the news source of choice, information regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 is everywhere. Travel is restricted or prohibited, conferences are canceled, colleges are going to online classes and shutting down campuses, public gatherings are being limited, and companies are advising telework wherever possible. […]

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Building an Effective Vendor Risk Management Program

March 5, 2020

Building an Effective Vendor Risk Management Program By Dawn Morgenstern and Katie Sullivan Late last month, news broke of a ransomware attack on an EHR provider that impacted a NY-based home health chain Personal Touch Home Care. The attack is one of many recent cyber incidents involving vendors that provide crucial services to healthcare organizations. […]

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