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Health Care & Cybersecurity: A Powerful Combination
The adoption of connected medical devices and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has both enhanced the quality of patient care and increased the vulnerability of health care organizations.
United States
4 Jun 2019
FDA Responds To Device Software Vulnerabilities By Releasing New Draft Cybersecurity Guidance
Once finalized, the draft guidance will supersede a final guidance of the same name issued in 2014.
United States
24 Oct 2018
Ransomware Attack – Quick Facts
Here are some quick facts about the WannaCry attack and suggestions for avoiding it.
United States
15 May 2017
Advice To Healthcare Providers On Ransomware From The Head Of The FBI
On Wednesday, March 8, James B. Comey, Director of the FBI, was at Boston College to deliver the keynote address for the inaugural Boston Conference on Cyber Security (BCCS 2017).
United States
21 Mar 2017
FTC Plants A Flag With LabMD Ruling: What This Means For Enforcement
On Friday, the heads of the Federal Trade Commission overruled the decision of the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") in In the Matter of LabMd., Inc.
United States
4 Aug 2016
OCR Warns Of HIPAA Risks In Third-Party Apps
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a warning regarding vulnerabilities in third-party applications used by entities covered by HIPAA.
United States
29 Jun 2016
Pay Attention To Business Associate Agreements!
For our HIPAA-covered entity readers, we have asked these questions before: Have you taken a business associate inventory? Have you undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment as required by HIPAA?
United States
4 May 2016
Phase 2 HIPAA Audits Coming To You: Check Your Spam Filter!
The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") officially launched the long-awaited (and dreaded) Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audits Program on March 21st.
United States
4 May 2016
Get Ready For Those HIPAA Audits – New Audit Protocol (And A Mintz Tool!)
At long last, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released a revamped audit protocol that now addresses the requirements of the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule.
United States
3 May 2016
Privacy Monday – January 26, 2015
We spend a fair amount of time warning about third party vendors and the risk that such vendors can pose to sensitive data.
United States
27 Jan 2015
Privacy Tuesday – June 17, 2004
What's that old saying ... "a day late and a dollar short?" Here is our Privacy Monday roundup ... on Tuesday.
United States
19 Jun 2014
Is Your HIPAA Compliance Program Going Out The Window With XP?
April 8, 2014 marks the end of Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system, which means the beginning of new vulnerability to hackers.
United States
10 Apr 2014
ML Strategies Posts Weekly Health Care Reform Update On December 23, 2013
ML Strategies has posted its weekly Health Care Reform Update.
United States
27 Dec 2013
First HIPAA Resolution Agreement Of 2013 - And It Certainly Will Not Be The Last
The HHS Office of Civil Rights announced its first HIPAA Resolution Agreement of 2013 last week.
United States
20 Jun 2013
Rx For HIPAA Compliance
HHS Office of Civil Rights and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange are co-sponsoring four upcoming webinars to help smaller health care providers better understand HIPAA compliance and enforcement topics.
United States
21 May 2013
The New HIPAA Omnibus Rule & Your Liability
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights recently released final regulations containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules.
United States
18 Feb 2013
Business Associates Beware
A discussion on the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule and its consequences for those businesses who are not themselves healthcare providers, but are service providers to healthcare entities.
United States
12 Feb 2013
HITECH Omnibus Rule Basics
As we pore through the 562-page HITECH Omnibus Rule released by the Department of Health and Services late yesterday afternoon, here are some top line bullet points:
United States
21 Jan 2013
The HIPAA Auditors Are Coming! The HIPAA Auditors Are Coming!
It is time for covered entities and business associates to jump start HIPAA privacy and security programs and make sure that everything is in compliance.
United States
23 Aug 2011
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