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2019 HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline Approaching

2019 HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline If in 2019 you had a HIPAA breach that affected fewer than 500 individuals, you must report that to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by Saturday, February 29, 2020. Not sure if you’ve had an incident that requires reporting?  Start by knowing that every breach must …

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Protecting Patients – More Than Meets the Eye

Don’t Overlook It When you consider a healthcare organization’s role in protecting patients, it’s easy to look at things from a high-level and miss out on some of the most critical protections an individual needs, expects and is owed. For example, when I think about protecting patients, my mind goes directly to the reason behind …

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Lost Laptop Leads to New Kind of Accident

Fender Bender In Carroll County, Georgia, there was a vehicle accident of an unusual kind recently.  It resulted in the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) slapping a $65,000 fine on West Georgia Ambulance when they were found to have multiple violations of HIPAA rules. It started in February of …

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Healthcare’s Annual Physical

Annual Physical We’ve conducted our end of year physical on the healthcare industry, and while the humans that are cared for have a variety of health issues, there is one that is plaguing the healthcare industry as a whole: cybersecurity. This was not a good year for hospitals and healthcare businesses when it came to …

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Alexa, Increase Time with My Patients

Amazon isn’t a company that lets an opportunity go by.  With the awareness of cybersecurity rising every single day, opportunity presents itself in a variety of ways.  Not only do they have a captive consumer audience, but familiarity and reputation allow them to venture into the enterprise field with credibility as well.    With that being said, recently they announced the …

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Sentara Hospitals Agrees to $2.175 Million Settlement for HIPAA Violations

Crazy Eight If only we were talking about a card game.  Unfortunately, for Sentara Hospital, we aren’t.  Instead, we are referring to them receiving the unwanted title of being the eighth recipient of a HIPAA financial penalty in 2019.  This $2.175 million fine is given in conjunction with the requirement to create a corrective action …

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Now Will You Listen?

It is likely that we can all recall a moment when we “knew about” something before anyone else.  A band, a trend, a fad.  Then it goes mainstream and you realize the word is out, and when a big name gets on board with promoting the person, place or cause, you find yourself part of …

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