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HIPAA Risk Assessments – A Necessary Evil

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Not only are HIPAA risk assessments a necessary evil but also a regulatory requirement. This requirement is found in the HIPAA Security Rule implementation specification, § 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A).

HIPAA Requirements – Still Posing a Challenge for Healthcare Organizations and Business Associates

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HIPAA training and education is cost effective and plays a critical role in reducing or even eliminating breaches caused by human error that can result in substantial fines.

UMass settles potential HIPAA violations following malware infection

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.

How Prepared is Your Organization for a HIPAA Audit?

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Could your organization be prepared for an onsite HIPAA audit in ten days? Find out if your organization is prepared.

OCR Announces Initiative to More Widely Investigate Breaches Affecting Fewer than 500 Individuals

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Beginning this month, OCR, through the continuing hard work of its Regional Offices, has begun an initiative to more widely investigate the root causes of breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals.