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  • Measuring Progress: Expanding the Horizon | 2019 Annual Report

    Measuring Progress: Expanding the Horizon | 2019 Annual Report

    CynergisTek's second annual report analyzed the results of assessments at hundreds of healthcare organizations against NIST CSF and the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

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  • Using COVID-19 Patient Data for Research: Sizing Up Risks

    Using COVID-19 Patient Data for Research: Sizing Up Risks

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  • COVID-19 Crisis Triggers More HIPAA Policy Changes

    COVID-19 Crisis Triggers More HIPAA Policy Changes

    In the latest move to relax certain HIPAA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis, federal regulators Thursday paved the way for business associates to share protected health information for public he

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  • Planning for Incident Response During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tales on Tackling The Security Debt

    Planning for Incident Response During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tales on Tackling The Security Debt

    Our team of our experts puts together a checklist to help organizations plan for an incident response during the COVID-19 crisis. They discuss 30/60/90 day planning around privacy and security.

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  • Telehealth and Coronavirus: Compliance Considerations to Think About

    Telehealth and Coronavirus: Compliance Considerations to Think About

    Things are changing rapidly in the current regulatory environment and that is true for telehealth as well. On March 13, 2020 the President declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency....

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  • OCR Allows Internet Apps for Telehealth During COVID-19 Emergency

    OCR Allows Internet Apps for Telehealth During COVID-19 Emergency

    In a pair of sweeping directives that will have far reaching implications for healthcare providers and their patients, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance and FAQs through which the...

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  • Some HIPAA Requirements Waived for Hospitals in Response to Coronavirus

    Some HIPAA Requirements Waived for Hospitals in Response to Coronavirus

    The Secretary of HHS has declared a nationwide public health emergency. The declaration includes a suspension of some of the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for hospitals to help ease...

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  • OCR Allows Use of Videoconferencing During Coronavirus Emergency

    OCR Allows Use of Videoconferencing During Coronavirus Emergency

    Healthcare providers may provide treatment services to patients using a variety of non-public facing telehealth technologies without complying with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and...

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  • NRC Health recovering from ransomware attack

    NRC Health recovering from ransomware attack

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  • Lawsuit Claims HIV Data Exposed in Leak

    Lawsuit Claims HIV Data Exposed in Leak

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  • Why Cybersecurity Is Everyone’s Business: Where Do I Begin?

    Why Cybersecurity Is Everyone’s Business: Where Do I Begin?

    Security issues are becoming a greater risk for businesses, patient care and safety, and fiscal operations and should be a concern to all organizations. Read our latest white paper to learn more.

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  • Long-Awaited HHS Data Sharing Rules Raise Privacy Worries

    Long-Awaited HHS Data Sharing Rules Raise Privacy Worries

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  • Lawsuit Filed in Wake of Ransomware Attack

    Lawsuit Filed in Wake of Ransomware Attack

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  • Tying Up Loose Ends for Health Data Privacy, Security

    Tying Up Loose Ends for Health Data Privacy, Security

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  • Ambulance Company Slapped With HIPAA Fine

    Ambulance Company Slapped With HIPAA Fine

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  • Why Cyber Resilience Matters to the CFO

    Why Cyber Resilience Matters to the CFO

    The evidence is clear, healthcare providers that underfund their cyber resilience plans suffer serious financial impacts following a security breach or ransomware attack. The immediate needs are...

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  • Google Ascension Partnership Fuels Overdue HIPAA Privacy Debate

    Google Ascension Partnership Fuels Overdue HIPAA Privacy Debate

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  • Thinking About Buying New IoT Devices? Better Wait ‘til Next Year for Better Security Features!

    Thinking About Buying New IoT Devices? Better Wait ‘til Next Year for Better Security Features!

    IoT devices vulnerable to Cybersecurity threats healthcare organizations, like other businesses, are integrating “smart technologies” into devices and facility controls that are connected to the...

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  • Watchdog Agencies Report on VA Privacy, Security Woes

    Watchdog Agencies Report on VA Privacy, Security Woes

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  • OCR Issues Two HIPAA Enforcement Actions, Plus Adjusts Future Fines

    OCR Issues Two HIPAA Enforcement Actions, Plus Adjusts Future Fines

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