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Medical Identity Theft: A Troubling Trend

Medical Identity Theft: A Troubling Trend

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The Ponemon Institute, a nationally recognized privacy research firm, recently released its Fourth Annual Patient Privacy and Data Security Study. For healthcare providers, it is probably not much of a new revelation that the study found more criminals are stealing patient records to commit medical identity theft.

HIPAA Investigations:  You Never Know

HIPAA Investigations: You Never Know

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The Office of Civil Rights at HHS will initiate an investigation into HIPAA violations due to disgruntled employees, patient complaints, theft or loss of records, security breaches, and improper disclosures.

HHS Office of Civil Rights Seeking Public Comment on HIPAA Audit Program

by Bevon Findley (SU)
On February 24, 2014, the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced plans to submit a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for public comment on the HIPAA Audit Program.

Cyberattacks becoming a plague upon healthcare organizations

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Check out this recent article from SecurityInfoWatch.com. Remember HIPAA Security Rule requirements call for addressing how a practice that has electronic health records documents procedures in the event of a cyber related attack.