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Is it Time for Your Organization to Hit the HIPAA Breach Panic Button?

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Let’s face it, breaches will happen, especially those related to information systems. When it comes to breaches, most network security experts say it is “when” and not “if.”

Is a HIPAA Violation a Reportable Breach?

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Just because a member of an organization’s workforce violates HIPAA policies and procedures, it is not necessarily a breach reporting requirement.

The Danger of Disregarding Risk Analysis: The case made by Anthem’s $16m HIPAA Settlement

by ih-coc admin
Anthem, Inc., a defined Business Associate that provided administrative support services for the Anthem Affiliated Covered Entities (Anthem ACE), has committed to a $16 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This is the largest settlement ever announced by OCR.

HIPAA – Why is Compliance So Hard to Achieve?

by ih-coc admin
Almost every day there is another news article announcing breaches large and small. Why is that? Why is compliance so hard to achieve?

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.