HIPAA Roundup: Pharmacy Settlements and OCR Investigations






Over the past few years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has considerably ramped-up its enforcement efforts for HIPAA violations. Pharmacies have continued to be hit with OCR investigations and massive fines for breaches of protected health information (PHI). These investigations are often initiated for minor privacy or… Read More »

Benefits of mHealth: The Physician Perspective






As a physician, you’re used to the feeling of having your attention pulled in several directions at once. Many days, it can seem as if you just don’t have enough time to see enough patients, run all the tests you’d like, or even communicate with your staff. That’s why so many doctors and healthcare workers… Read More »

HIPAA and Ransomware Fact Sheet






A recent  report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 (a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015). 1 Ransomware exploits human and technical weaknesses to gain access to an organization’s technical infrastructure in order to deny the organization access to its own data… Read More »

July’s HIPAA Chat






The HHS and OCR has begun Phase 2 HIPAA Audits of Covered Entities. Clearly, CEs need to have a vision for maintaining compliance including having a plan that addresses administrative, technical and physical aspects of HIPAA Security, on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Pose a question on the registration form or attend live and… Read More »

Webinar: Managed Services Retention






In this webinar you will learn how to create and retain relationships with your clients to ensure a long term business, add value and add the correct offerings to keep your clients.   Presented by David Steizl

HIPAA Audits and Business Associates






OCR outlined the specifics of their new Phase 2 HIPAA Audits back in Marc, stating that: “The Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program reviews the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered entities and business associates to meet selected standards and implementation specifications of the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.” Compliancy Group is the… Read More »