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HHS Issues HITECH Report to Congress

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has issued two Reports to Congress called for by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act: one on Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information, and the other on HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rule Compliance.

You Discovered a HIPAA Breach - Now What?

by Bevon Findley (SU)

Why Should HIPAA Compliance Matter to You

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Healthcare Professionals If you are a healthcare provider or business associate, HIPAA compliance should matter because it is the law. According to the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), if you are a provider or business associate who utilizes electronic health records, you must ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all records created, received, maintained, or transmitted.

FBI Warns Healthcare Providers About Cybersecurity Risk

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Due to a number of recent inquires about this warning, here is the repost of the article that appeared in the Homeland Security News Wire: Published 7 May 2014

HHS Announces $4.8 Million in Settlements for Data Breaches

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The following announcement was posted by HHS-OCR: Two health care organizations have agreed to settle charges that they potentially violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules by failing to secure thousands of patients' electronic protected health information (ePHI) held on their network.