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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?

HIPAA Security Compliance: What is Your Sanction Policy?

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Sanction policy? It sounds like what one country would do to another country to apply political pressure. Regrettably, that is the terminology the government is using when it comes to this section of HIPAA Security Rule compliance. The sanction policy (CFR 164.308(a)(1)(iii)(C) must be part of the overall security management process.

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.