HIPAA/OCR

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 6 Ways Privacy and Security Work Together to Improve Patient Care

    6 Ways Privacy and Security Work Together to Improve Patient Care

    With data breaches continuing to expose millions of people’s sensitive data every year, it’s natural that healthcare organizations and their customers are concerned.

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  • How Privacy and Security Can Overcome Interoperability Challenges in Healthcare

    How Privacy and Security Can Overcome Interoperability Challenges in Healthcare

    Patient privacy is key to providing quality healthcare – but so is data-sharing. Interoperability is quickly becoming a buzzword in healthcare, but one with backbone, as providers seek new ways to...

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  • OCR Seeks Public Comment on HIPAA Privacy Rule Impact on Coordinated Care, Possible Changes to Rules

    OCR Seeks Public Comment on HIPAA Privacy Rule Impact on Coordinated Care, Possible Changes to Rules

    If you’ve ever felt like the HIPAA Privacy Rule needs some work — or stands in your organization’s way of providing coordinated, value-based healthcare — then the U.S. Department of Health and...

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  • Readers’ Choice 2018: Top 10 Posts on Healthcare Information Security, Privacy, and Compliance

    Readers’ Choice 2018: Top 10 Posts on Healthcare Information Security, Privacy, and Compliance

    Drug diversion, AI and machine learning, social engineering, insider threats: 2018 was a year of growing awareness of advanced healthcare data security threats, privacy considerations, and the...

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  • 5 Predictions for Healthcare Data Security and Privacy in 2019

    5 Predictions for Healthcare Data Security and Privacy in 2019

    Predictions can be tough, and even more so in the fast-paced world of healthcare IT. There have always been challenges to maintaining healthcare data security and privacy -- and 2019 will be no...

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  • GDPR and HIPAA Compliance: What are the Differences and How Can I Work Towards Compliance?

    GDPR and HIPAA Compliance: What are the Differences and How Can I Work Towards Compliance?

    Healthcare providers and payors in the United States are no strangers to protecting sensitive data under HIPAA requirements. But with new privacy regulations such as the European Union (EU)...

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