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The Severity of Noncompliance: Victims and Liability

The Severity of Noncompliance: Victims and Liability

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
We talk about the importance of HIPAA compliance all the time in the medical profession, and there’s a good reason for that. In today’s article, we’re taking a closer look at a major incident that happened not very long ago.

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know

Key Facts About HIPAA Compliance – What You Need to Know

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Colington Consulting is launching a new blog series to explain the recent HIPAA settlements, best practices about HIPAA compliance, and the various requirements an organization must have in place under the HIPAA Security & Privacy Rules.

HIPAA Security Rule Implications for the use of Smart Devices when Accessing ePHI Information

by ih-coc admin
Accessing ePHI on smart devices, no matter how dire the circumstances, must be considered a potential risk, and should only be undertaken after safeguards in line with the HIPAA security rule are put into place, so as to minimize running the risk of patient privacy violations, or worse, an actual security breach.

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.