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HHS modifies HIPAA to strengthen the firearm background check system

CMS announced in a blog post that HHS has modified HIPAA to strengthen the firearm background check system. Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved forward on commitments made by President Obama to curb gun violence across the nation. Specifically, we have modified the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy […]

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IBM Says that 2015 is the “Year of the Healthcare Breach”

At the end of the year all kinds of publications and organizations publish yearly summaries to review the events of the past 12 months.  Much of the time this can be positive publicity for a celebrity, firm, organization or industry.  In this case, for healthcare, it is decidedly negative.  Why has IBM made this proclamation?  […]

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Why is HIPAA compliance and security so weak?

Computerworld has an excellent article called Healthcare security and HIPAA: Why compliance and security are still lacking. The author does a very good job of trying to figure out why there are so many healthcare related data breaches. Here are some highlights: The author takes a look at a previous article and cites some reasons: […]

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Healthcare Data Breaches Cost $6 Billion A Year (Infographic)

Royal Jay has developed an interesting infographic on healthcare breaches Highlights: 19 out of 20 organizations had at least one breach in the last 2 years The cost of a healthcare related breach is $398 per record In 2014, around 1.6 million patients had their medical information stolen from healthcare providers Medical identity theft victims […]

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Dropbox Business will now sign a HIPAA BAA

Dropbox announced at the Dropbox Open event that their business product is now HIPAA compliant. Dropbox Business is a business version of the consumer file sync product. Dropbox announced that they will sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for the Dropbox Business product. Dropbox now supports HIPAA-regulated businesses Big news for companies that handle […]

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