Recent Ransomware Attacks Could be HIPAA Violations






By now, you may have heard about the massive ransomware attack that has struck over 150 countries, including The United States, over the past week. If health care data taken hostage in a ransomware attack is unencrypted, it could constitute a HIPAA violation. Any electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is affected by a breach… Read More »


HHS Secretary Tom Price Stresses Burdens of Health Care IT






Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price spoke about the future of innovation in health care IT during his opening remarks at Health Datapalooza 2017. “People, patients, and partnerships” are going to be the driving forces behind the Trump Administration’s work in health care IT. Secretary Price commented on reducing the burden of… Read More »


Do you know your Business Associates?






Knowing who is a Business Associate can be difficult and confusing for Covered Entities. Through our surveys of the market BlogHIPAA has identified that most Covered Entities need help identifying their Business Associates, and do not understand how to confidently audit and determine if they are in compliance with HIPAA. We believe this webinar will… Read More »


Fraudulent HIPAA Notifications Target Health Care Professionals






Recently, health care professionals have reported being solicited by organization fraudulently presenting themselves as federal entities. Instead of typical phishing emails involving a hack, one IT security firm based out of Miami, Florida is posing as HHS as a part of its marketing efforts. Emails sent from the account appear to steal legitimate HHS letterhead and conclude… Read More »


Infographic: HIPAA Do’s and Don’ts






Violating HIPAA regulation is a serious offense, but the problem that many health care professionals face is the confusion surrounding exactly what’s required to be compliant. Below, we’ve compiled a short list for you to reference when deciding if your health care operations comply with HIPAA regulatory requirements. For more information about HIPAA, check out… Read More »


OCR Announces HIPAA Desk Audits for Business Associates






Starting in November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is slated to begin HIPAA compliance desk audits for business associates. This is just the beginning of OCR’s ongoing push for a permanent HIPAA audit program, which will kick into higher gear come 2017. OCR first began its Phase… Read More »