Tag Archives: Hipaa compliance

Addressing the Insider Threat

Technology is a powerful tool in assuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of your critical data – but it is no failsafe. Even the best of breed technology deployed in a layer approach (defense in depth) will have flaws. The most well meaning and resourced… Continue reading

The HIPAA Audits are Coming

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is gearing up for random audits of healthcare providers and partners. OCR is starting its 2nd phase of its ongoing audit program of CEs (Covered Entities), BA (Business Associates) in 2016. You may recall that HHS’ Office for… Continue reading

Is Your Email HIPAA Compliant

Most health care providers and medical practices understand the basics of HIPAA compliance but often miss critical technical or operational details that leave them out of compliance. These technical details are far from inconsequential. Take the example of email. Many health care organizations (covered entities)… Continue reading

HIPAA Compliance Failures

Many organizations are under the erroneous assumption that they can claim compliance by simply buying an inexpensive software package or set of templates. Others simply attempt to go it alone and comply by reinventing the wheel. Many others assume compliance because they work with a… Continue reading

Does HIPAA Apply to My Organization

Healthcare practices & their partners large and small are legally obligated by the HIPAA HITECH and Omnibus regulations to protect the privacy and security of protect health information. These regulations which govern the use PHI (Protected Health Information) its use, storage and processing by healthcare… Continue reading

Windows XP & HIPAA Compliance

It isn’t new news – yet some have buried their head in the sand for far too long. As of April 8th 2014 Microsoft will no longer be support Windows XP in any form. This means that users of Windows XP will not receive patches,… Continue reading