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Threat to Healthcare

We have had quite a year so far in 2020, and if you are in healthcare, you were hit especially hard with something that you likely didn’t adequately prepare to deal with.  However, according to a recent report from Black Book Market Research LLC, the healthcare industry has no idea what could hit them in …

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HIPAA & the Media

Can a journalist reveal an individual’s COVID-19 diagnosis or are they in violation of HIPAA laws by doing so? Healthcare and the diagnosis of a person’s well-being are private information in general, but when it comes to reporting, and doing so in a pandemic, suddenly ‘who has what and where are they?’ becomes a matter …

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HITECH Act

This week we’re taking a look at the HITECH Act and an overview of what it is and how it relates to HIPAA.  Formed in 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was introduced as part of an economic stimulus package to promote and expand the awareness and adoption of …

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HIPAA & Medical Devices

The human factor is something of huge consideration within the HIPAA and healthcare landscape.  With that industry being a huge target already within the world of cybercrime, where do medical devices as well as their manufacturing companies, fall within HIPAA regulations? When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created HIPAA guidelines, there were …

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Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything A data breach within your business. You think it won’t happen, you hope it doesn’t happen, but what if it does happen? What are your next steps? Like most things in healthcare, timing is essential. You need to think quickly and act swiftly during a time when your head might not be …

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Notification Rule

Timing is Everything A data breach within your business. You think it won’t happen, you hope it doesn’t happen, but what if it does happen? What are your next steps? Like most things in healthcare, timing is essential. You need to think quickly and act swiftly during a time when your head might not be …

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Important Advisory: Ransomware Targeting Healthcare

RANSOMWARE ACTIVITY TARGETING THE HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH SECTOR A joint cybersecurity advisory has been issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in an attempt to warn the U.S. healthcare sector about a wave of ransomware activity. The …

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Important Advisory: Ransomware Targeting Healthcare

RANSOMWARE ACTIVITY TARGETING THE HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH SECTOR A joint cybersecurity advisory has been issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in an attempt to warn the U.S. healthcare sector about a wave of ransomware activity. The …

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