Date archive: March 2014

Happy HIPAA Monday – New Security Risk Assessment Tool Available

HIPAA requires that covered entities conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization. A risk assessment helps these organizations ensure compliance with HIPAA’s administrative, physical and technical safeguards. A risk assessment also helps reveal areas where an organization’s protected health information (PHI) could be at risk. The Office for Civil Rights released tools to assist…

Another HIPAA Breach – Encryption Matters

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, the division responsible for investigating HIPAA breaches, has said repeatedly encryption is one of the most basic things providers and business associates can implement to protect patient information. “Pay attention to encryption,” said Susan McAndrew, deputy director for health information privacy at OCR, speaking…

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