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  • Facing the Opioid Crisis by Identifying Signs of Drug Diversion

    Facing the Opioid Crisis by Identifying Signs of Drug Diversion

    The opioid crisis is an ongoing dilemma in the healthcare industry. In the past year alone, more than 115 people died each day from prescription opioid overdoses in the United States. And...

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  • Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: GDPR Compliance Fines for a Netherlands Hospital, Healthcare’s Number One Financial Issue, and More

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: GDPR Compliance Fines for a Netherlands Hospital, Healthcare’s Number One Financial Issue, and More

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: GDPR Compliance Fines for a Netherlands Hospital, Healthcare’s Number One Financial Issue, and More

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  • Best Practices for Avoiding False Positives for Healthcare Data Security

    Best Practices for Avoiding False Positives for Healthcare Data Security

    False positives are a thorn in the side while monitoring PHI. Here are some best practices to reduce false positives for healthcare data security.

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  • Top 3 Healthcare IT Challenges Children’s Hospitals Face

    Top 3 Healthcare IT Challenges Children’s Hospitals Face

    Children’s hospitals are renowned for the expert care they provide. But because of the specialized nature of their services and the vulnerability of their patients, they face unique healthcare IT...

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  • How Can Healthcare Privacy, Compliance, and Security Best Work Together?

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  • Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Class Action Lawsuit Against Google, Denial of Drug Diversion at Practitioners’ Own Facilities, and More

    Monthly Healthcare News Roundup: Class Action Lawsuit Against Google, Denial of Drug Diversion at Practitioners’ Own Facilities, and More

    Every month, we compile the most compelling healthcare privacy and security related news stories. Below, you’ll learn more about a class action lawsuit against Google, how healthcare executives...

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  • 3 Ways Stony Brook Medicine Transformed its Privacy Program Using AI in Healthcare

    3 Ways Stony Brook Medicine Transformed its Privacy Program Using AI in Healthcare

    The goal of any healthcare privacy professional is to protect patients’ sensitive information. But with a small privacy team to monitor thousands of EMR users, where do you start? At Stony Brook...

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  • The NIST CSF Framework – What Does it Mean for Healthcare?

    The NIST CSF Framework – What Does it Mean for Healthcare?

    NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a non-regulatory federal agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. Established in 1901, NIST was designed to promote innovation and...

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  • How Stony Brook Hospital created an AI-powered culture of privacy – with a tight budget and small staff59:27

    How Stony Brook Hospital created an AI-powered culture of privacy – with a tight budget and small staff

    As a state-funded academic medical center with a small privacy team, Stony Brook Hospital faced challenges in the pursuit of a proactive monitoring program

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  • Top 5 Challenges Academic Medical Centers (AMC) Face

    Top 5 Challenges Academic Medical Centers (AMC) Face

    Academic medical centers (AMC) maintain reputations for excellence in research, innovation, and specialized care. But the way AMCs bring practitioners, medical staff, students, and researchers...

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  • Healthcare Privacy News Roundup: The Transformative Effects of AI in Healthcare, the Most Common HIPAA Violations, and More

    Healthcare Privacy News Roundup: The Transformative Effects of AI in Healthcare, the Most Common HIPAA Violations, and More

    Every month, we compile the most compelling healthcare privacy and security related news stories. Below, you’ll learn more about AI in Healthcare, HIPAA violations you should be aware of, opioid...

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  • The HHS Announces Changes to HIPAA Violation Fines – What it Means for Healthcare Organizations

    The HHS Announces Changes to HIPAA Violation Fines – What it Means for Healthcare Organizations

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a dramatic change to HIPAA violation fines. Maximum penalties for the lowest-level HIPAA violations have been reduced drastically –...

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  • Cloud Computing in Healthcare – What are the Benefits and Challenges?

    Cloud Computing in Healthcare – What are the Benefits and Challenges?

    From cutting costs to increasing efficiency, leveraging the cloud drives healthcare to integrate innovative technology to improve patient care. By implementing software like Office 365 and...

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  • Monthly Healthcare Privacy News Roundup: HIPAA-Compliant Alexa, the top 100 hospitals in the US, and More

    Monthly Healthcare Privacy News Roundup: HIPAA-Compliant Alexa, the top 100 hospitals in the US, and More

    Every month, we compile the most compelling healthcare privacy- and security-related news stories. Below, you’ll learn more about Amazon Alexa’s newly HIPAA-compliant skills, the best hospitals in...

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  • 5 Questions to Ask for Strengthening HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

    5 Questions to Ask for Strengthening HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

    As technological innovations drive the healthcare industry to store and share more PHI online, it becomes more vital than ever to mitigate the risks that business associates – who have access to...

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  • 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Patient Data Privacy in Healthcare

    5 Ways to Create a Culture of Patient Data Privacy in Healthcare

    Compliance is an ongoing necessity for healthcare organizations across the board – but it’s not enough to tick items off a checklist to ensure that patient data remains protected.

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  • What CMS and ONC’s Proposed Rules on Data Blocking in Healthcare Mean for Patient Privacy, Security

    What CMS and ONC’s Proposed Rules on Data Blocking in Healthcare Mean for Patient Privacy, Security

    What is data blocking, and what do the ONC and CMS's proposed rules mean for healthcare privacy, security, and interoperability?

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  • 4 Ways Healthcare Organizations use Machine Learning in Privacy

    4 Ways Healthcare Organizations use Machine Learning in Privacy

    Across all industries, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous. With the power to improve the patient experience, it’s especially innovative in healthcare. HIPAA requires that...

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  • What We’re Excited About at the 2019 HCCA Compliance Institute

    What We’re Excited About at the 2019 HCCA Compliance Institute

    On April 7- 10, 2019, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) is hosting its Compliance Institute in Boston. With over 100 sessions, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall full of...

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  • 5 Types of Insider Threats in Healthcare – and How to Mitigate Them

    5 Types of Insider Threats in Healthcare – and How to Mitigate Them

    Cybersecurity threats are happening constantly in healthcare – last year, a new breach was reported every day. From phishing attacks to malicious insiders, all sides can be left vulnerable. But...

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  • Canadian Data Privacy Laws, Security Frameworks, and Cloud Compliance

    Canadian Data Privacy Laws, Security Frameworks, and Cloud Compliance

    In an increasingly digital world, personal information is becoming harder to protect. In response, many countries have developed and enacted privacy laws to strike a balance between information...

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