HHS Releases Updated HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool

The HHS has updated its HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool and has added several new features that have been requested by users to improve usability. The HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool was developed by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in collaboration with the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.… Read More »

Prisma Health Website Breach Potentially Impacts 22,000 Individuals

Prisma Health Midlands is notifying approximately 19,000 patients and 3,000 employees about a data breach involving the Palmetto Health website. Prisma Health – formerly Palmetto Health – learned on August 29, 2019 that an unauthorized individual had obtained the login credentials of a Prisma Health employee. Those credentials allowed the attacker to access the Palmetto… Read More »

HIPAA Manuals

HIPAA Manuals, Is it Enough? Remember Windows 95? That operating system was released by Microsoft roughly one year before HIPAA became the law of the land. In the mid 1990s, the Internet was in its infancy. “Social media” did not exist as we know it. Web commerce was a gleam in its creators’ eyes (the… Read More »

Report Suggests Augmented Security Following a Data Breach Contributes to Increase in Patient Mortality Rate

Healthcare data breaches lead to a reduction in the quality of care provided to patients, according to a study recently published in Health Services Research. Researchers analyzed data from Medicare Compare which details quality measures at hospitals. Data from 2012-2016 was analyzed and compared with data from the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights on data… Read More »

Compliancy Group Confirms Integrated Technology Group is HIPAA Compliant

Integrated Technology Group, a leading healthcare-industry focused managed service provider (MSP) in the Central Virginia region, has achieved HIPAA compliance with Compliancy Group and has demonstrated its policies and procedures are fully compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules and the requirements of the HITECH Act. Integrated Technology Group is primarily… Read More »