Cybersecurity Awareness Month

We’re halfway through this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month and never has it been more important to make sure that you are informed and making smart cyber choices in both your personal and professional life. With the pandemic providing cybercriminals ample...

Systemic NonCompliance

The story narrative varies slightly from episode to episode, but the outcome is generally the same.  Pay a fine, make a plan, regret not doing this all in the first place.  This isn’t some soap opera or Netflix binge-worthy series; this is real life and the characters...

Second Largest Fine

Coming in second can sometimes be a good thing. But not when you’re on the receiving end of a HIPAA fine and have to pay out $6.9 million like Premera Blue Cross. The insurer is the largest health plan in the Pacific Northwest, serving more than 2 million people. This...

Right to Access Enforcement Initiative

In 2019, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an initiative that they would make it a priority to enforce an individual’s right to access their health records in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost....

Hover Hover Hover

At times, it feels as if we could start every week with this sentence: “There’s a new tactic being used by cybercriminals to trick unsuspecting victims.” And the sophistication level of the new tactics is off the charts. So, what are we dealing with as of late? Well,...

Please Complete This Form

You walk into your healthcare provider’s office and are usually handed a clipboard with papers that need to be filled out, updated, and wrapped up with your signature. We mindlessly take our task to the nearest seat and complete, sign, initial, and update whatever...