Tips, Tools and Recommendations for Improving Healthcare Security

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Tips, Tools and Recommendations for Improving Healthcare Security

June 9, 2017 | Cyber Risk, Data & Cybersecurity, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Public Policy

In this series, Shared Assessments Steering Committee member Ken Peterson talks about managing cyber risk in the healthcare space. Q&A Series – Part 2 For the healthcare industry, let’s talk about third party risk management, who are the third parties here and what types of risk are ....

Three Tips for Business Associates Outside the Healthcare Industry

June 23, 2015 | Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Healthcare, Industry Verticals, Public Policy

Some business associates (BAs) have been around a long time serving all or mostly healthcare clients. For those companies, the ins and outs of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule of 2013—which expanded the definition of a BA and added new requirements—may be old hat. But many other companies outside t ....

Healthcare Breaches Take Another Little Piece of My Heart

October 6, 2014 | Data Breach, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Healthcare, PHI

I was recently in the car listening to Janis Joplin’s “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart,” and it triggered a conversation I had a while ago with a banking executive regarding the similarities and differences between financial and health data breaches. While we agreed that financial breach ....

No Secrets: Reporting Obligations of HIPAA Business Associates

September 29, 2014 | Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Once upon a time, privacy and information security were an afterthought during contract negotiations. But breach notification has fundamentally changed the process, causing organizations to become increasingly concerned with their service providers’ privacy and security practices. Breach reporting ....