Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement

News, Tips and Best Practices Related to HIPAA, HITECH and OCR Enforcement

  • 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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  • US Treasury: Paying Ransomware Gangs Could Violate Regulations

    US Treasury: Paying Ransomware Gangs Could Violate Regulations

    Caleb Barlow provides commentary on The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control warning companies that they could be fined for paying or facilitating ransom payments to cyber-criminal gangs.

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  • Ransomware Preparedness Checklist

    Ransomware Preparedness Checklist

    Ransomware is a trending topic for healthcare in 2020. The following checklist delivers tips and best practices to enhance your posture when dealing with ransomware.

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  • Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Netwalker, the Powerful New Strain of Ransomware Used Against Equinix

    Caleb Barlow discusses the recent ransomware attack on Equinix infrastructure disclosed earlier this month. Equinix stated it has been fully contained, with no customers affected and no data loss.

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  • Compliance Regulation Related to Information Blocking - Part One22:56

    Compliance Regulation Related to Information Blocking - Part One

    CTEK & Healthlink Advisors experts discuss the considerations for healthcare providers as it relates to the regulations around information blocking for the upcoming CMS 2020 Interoperability Rule.

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  • Compliance Regulation Related to Interoperability - Part Two22:37

    Compliance Regulation Related to Interoperability - Part Two

    CTEK & Healthlink Advisors experts discuss the considerations for healthcare providers as it relates to the regulations around information blocking for the upcoming CMS 2020 Interoperability Rule.

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  • State of Healthcare Security 2020 Annual Report

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  • Moving Forward: Setting the Direction | 2020 Annual Report

    Moving Forward: Setting the Direction | 2020 Annual Report

    Our third annual report, Moving Forward: Setting the Direction, our analysts combed through data of the nearly 300 assessments performed to show the state of healthcare security in 2020.

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  • EHR Vendor Settles HITECH Fraud Case

    EHR Vendor Settles HITECH Fraud Case

    Marti Arvin offers commentary for this article which focuses on the recent announcement from federal prosecutors who have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle the 2015 HITECH fraud case.

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  • Telehealth & Data Security: Understanding the Risks

    Telehealth & Data Security: Understanding the Risks

    The below infographic depicts the results of survey findings and links to additional telehealth pointers for both patients and providers from a survey conducted in June of 2020.

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  • 3 Tips Providers Need to Know for Providing Telehealth Care

    3 Tips Providers Need to Know for Providing Telehealth Care

    This infographic describes important telehealth safety tips providers need to consider before offering telehealth services.

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  • 7 Questions Patients Need to Ask Before a Telehealth Visit

    7 Questions Patients Need to Ask Before a Telehealth Visit

    Our infographic describes important Telehealth safety questions patients need to ask their provider before a telehealth appointment.

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  • Unsecured Database Exposed on Web - Then Deleted

    Unsecured Database Exposed on Web - Then Deleted

    David Finn contributes to this article where he discusses benevolent bots and building security and privacy into the design process for software vendors.

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  • North Carolina health center to pay $25,000 HIPAA fine

    North Carolina health center to pay $25,000 HIPAA fine

    Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this article, which discusses the recent HIPAA fine on Agape Health Services, a N.C.-based federally qualified health center.

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  • CCPA Enforcement Begins, but Many Companies Are Unprepared

    CCPA Enforcement Begins, but Many Companies Are Unprepared

    Marti Arvin discusses California’s newly enforced controversial digital privacy law – despite a call for a delay due to the pandemic and a lack of readiness by many companies.

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  • Securing Healthcare  Attackers, Defenders, and Data…Oh My!1:01:48

    Securing Healthcare Attackers, Defenders, and Data…Oh My!

    How are threat actors targeting healthcare providers? Where do healthcare regulations and cybersecurity frameworks intersect and how do they benefit from each other? Why should clinics and hospitals m

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  • Ground telehealth applications in security -- now

    Ground telehealth applications in security -- now

    David Finn discusses the recent exposure of recorded patient consultations by Babylon Health.

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  • Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

    Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

    What will happen after July 25th? The Federal government's recent policy changes for facilitating patient care during COVID-19 may have an impact on telehealth restrictions in the future.

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  • Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

    Business Associate Incidents Added to Breach Tally

    In the latest article by Healthcareinfosecurity.com David Holtzman discusses the major health data breaches that have been added to the federal tally in recent weeks.

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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Accounting Firm in Patient Data Hack

    Lawsuit Filed Against Accounting Firm in Patient Data Hack

    In the latest article by Healthcareinfosecurity.com David Holtzman discusses the class action lawsuit filed against accounting firm BST & Co. CPAs LLC that allegedly exposed patient information.

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  • Marti Arvin, Adam Greene and Joan Podleski on COVID-19 Disclosure Issues [Podcast]

    Marti Arvin, Adam Greene and Joan Podleski on COVID-19 Disclosure Issues [Podcast]

    Marti Arvin joins The Compliance and Ethics Blog podcast with guests as they discuss questions around the coronavirus pandemic about what is and isn’t permissible.

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