Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement

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

  • Information Blocking Interoperability eBook

    Information Blocking Interoperability eBook

    Learn the fundamentals of the ONC Information Blocking rule and CMS Interoperability rule for providers and what you need to know going into 2021.

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  • ‘Accountability framework’ proposed to promote secure health care practices

    ‘Accountability framework’ proposed to promote secure health care practices

    David Finn covers a new report from the CyberPeace Institute highlighting the toll that cyberattacks are taking on the health care industry.

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  • Microsoft Exchange Server Breach

    Microsoft Exchange Server Breach

    In this infographic, we depict Microsoft Exchange Server Breach response procedures if exploitation activity is discovered.

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  • Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

    Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

    Caleb Barlow details how a hacker group known for ransomware attacks posted sensitive employee files online following a cyberattack at a New Mexico health system.

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  • Ransomware Attack's Economic Impact: $67 Million

    Ransomware Attack's Economic Impact: $67 Million

    Marti Arvin discusses ransomware attacks and other disruptive cyber incidents that have been surging in the healthcare sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Roundtable - Discussing Information Blocking1:21:40

    Roundtable - Discussing Information Blocking

    An informal roundtable discussion of the implementation woes related to the ONC Information Blocking rule with a brief overview of the rule and a facilitated Q&A hosted and facilitated by Marti Arvin.

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  • State of Healthcare Security 2020 Annual Report

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  • Patient Privacy Monitoring - Why It Doesn't Have To Be Overwhelming

    Patient Privacy Monitoring - Why It Doesn't Have To Be Overwhelming

    CynergisTek's Privacy team joins us this week to discuss user access monitoring and chat about patient user access challenges.

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  • Information Blocking: Keys to Understandings the Rule and Considerations We Didn’t Think About

    Information Blocking: Keys to Understandings the Rule and Considerations We Didn’t Think About

    Marti Arvin, CTEK Executive Advisor is back to discuss the information blocking rule with the compliance effective date of April 5th, 2021 just around the corner.

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  • HITECH Act Amendment: Reflections with Mac McMillan and David Finn

    HITECH Act Amendment: Reflections with Mac McMillan and David Finn

    Mac McMillan and David Finn join us to discuss the amendment to H.R 7898, the HITECH Act.

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  • Privacy and Security Issues in Healthcare in Mergers and Acquisitions

    Privacy and Security Issues in Healthcare in Mergers and Acquisitions

    WIth security and privacy integration risks in mergers and acquisitions, knowing the right questions to ask and understanding the answers being provided could be the key to making the deal happen.

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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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  • 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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