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The Role of Disclosure Management in Mitigating the Effects of a HIPAA Breach-- Takeaways from the Largest Pediatric Hospital Breach Ever Reported

by ih-coc admin
On May 23, 2018, Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE, "internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders” uncovered a data security breach.

HIPAA Compliance – Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

HIPAA Compliance – Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The expression “waiting for the other shoe to drop” appears to have originated in the early 1900’s and is often associated with the arrival of a seemingly inevitable event. I speculate we are at that point in terms of ramped up HIPAA compliance enforcement. The recent Anthem data breach shined a significant spotlight on how vulnerable health information technology can be without the proper safeguards in place.

Insider Threat – A Growing Concern in the Healthcare Sector

by Bevon Findley (SU)
As a healthcare provider or business associate, do you conduct a pre-employment background check on all potential new hires? Do you routinely conduct periodic background checks for the current workforce? If the answer to either of these questions is “no,” you may want to reconsider and implement a policy. There is a growing concern in the healthcare sector regarding insider threats.

56% of Employees Still Receive No Security Awareness Training

by Bevon Findley (SU)
With all the recent and notable attention to data breaches, on-line security, and preventative measures, the fact that more than half the employees surveyed did not receive security awareness training is cause for concern. When it comes to HIPAA Security Rule requirements, security awareness training is mandated.

PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY STARTS WITH A SHREDDER

by Bevon Findley (SU)
According to the Department of Justice, over 11.5 million people have their identities stolen each year. In 2013, the total financial loss amounted to over $21 billion. So how can people and companies protect their identity?