Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement

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

  • Why Is Providing Patients Access to Records So Challenging?

    Why Is Providing Patients Access to Records So Challenging?

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  • HHS OIG Launches Cybersecurity Web Page

    HHS OIG Launches Cybersecurity Web Page

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  • Changes to New California Privacy Law Exempts Some Healthcare Organizations

    Changes to New California Privacy Law Exempts Some Healthcare Organizations

    Much has been written about the potential impacts that the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CaCPA) could make on health care organizations and their business partners. The California...

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  • Learn What We Found After Assessing Hundreds of Healthcare Organizations' Conformance with NIST CSF

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  • Ethical hacking: What to look for in a pen tester

    Ethical hacking: What to look for in a pen tester

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  • How Effective is Your Compliance Program?

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  • Responding to Ransomware Attacks: Critical Elements

    Responding to Ransomware Attacks: Critical Elements

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  • Top 10 Healthcare Compliance Consulting/Services Companies - 2018

    Top 10 Healthcare Compliance Consulting/Services Companies - 2018

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  • Opioid Crisis Raises Tough Privacy Issues

    Opioid Crisis Raises Tough Privacy Issues

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  • Hospitals Fined $1 Million After TV Crews Film Patients

    Hospitals Fined $1 Million After TV Crews Film Patients

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  • CynergisTek expands service to assess IoT, medical device security risks

    CynergisTek expands service to assess IoT, medical device security risks

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  • New Interim Associate CIO and Chief Information Security Officer announced

    New Interim Associate CIO and Chief Information Security Officer announced

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  • Hospital Insider PHI Theft Case: Lessons to Learn

    Hospital Insider PHI Theft Case: Lessons to Learn

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  • User Access Monitoring: Convincing Your Governing Body that You Need to do This

    User Access Monitoring: Convincing Your Governing Body that You Need to do This

    User access monitoring is a requirement under the HIPAA Security Rule. However, the specifics of what must be done remain a little cloudy. The regulations state, “implement hardware, software,...

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  • Are State AGs Picking Up Slack in HIPAA Enforcement?

    Are State AGs Picking Up Slack in HIPAA Enforcement?

    David Holtzman was recently interviewed by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee of Information Security Media Group about The Arc of Erie County lawsuit which encountered a data breach that impacted more than...

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  • Ohio Creates Incentives to Proactively Adopt Cybersecurity Programs

    Ohio Creates Incentives to Proactively Adopt Cybersecurity Programs

    A new Ohio law, the Data Protection Act, incentivizes businesses and not-for-profit organizations that proactively put into place cybersecurity programs to safeguard electronic information...

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  • Healthcare Cybersecurity: Helping the Little Guy

    Healthcare Cybersecurity: Helping the Little Guy

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  • OCR Updates Audit Protocol Emphasizing its Role for Compliance

    OCR Updates Audit Protocol Emphasizing its Role for Compliance

    The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has without fanfare updated its comprehensive audit protocol, making substantive changes to inquiries to demonstrate...

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  • WHA Emergency Prep Conference: Cybersecurity in Health Care, October 23

    WHA Emergency Prep Conference: Cybersecurity in Health Care, October 23

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  • 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Considering Security Staff Benchmarks

    5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Considering Security Staff Benchmarks

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  • California’s New Privacy Law Will Impact Health Care Across the Country

    California’s New Privacy Law Will Impact Health Care Across the Country

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  • Records Snooping Alleged in Tragic Death of Toddler

    Records Snooping Alleged in Tragic Death of Toddler

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