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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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Conducting a Risk Analysis – What You Need to Know

You’ve likely heard of a risk analysis. Hopefully, you’ve also performed one for your organization. Whether you’ve been helping your organization work on its HIPAA compliance for years, or you’re new to the world of HIPAA, performing a risk analysis should be a high-priority item on your business’s to-do list. Let’s start with the basics. …

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Healthcare to Go

Isn’t it wonderful how technology has made medical care more accessible?  Not only can medical professionals be mobile and go TO their patients, but patients can now take ownership via apps and devices that allow them to monitor their own well-being.  Apps and devices are now available that give us so much information and access; …

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Data Breach Costs Texas Health and Human Services Commission $1.6 Million

When DADS Don’t Know Best No, we aren’t talking about Father Knows Best here.  We are referencing the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).  In 2017 it was added to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), which is comprised of childcare and nursing facilities, operations of supported living centers, providing mental health …

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American Cancer Society’s Online Store Hit with Skimming Malware

Sick on the Inside The American Cancer Society deals with illness of the human sort, but recently they had to deal with another kind of toxic plague silently taking over.  On the outside, things looked fine.  But on the inside, there was a silent plague. Hidden as analytical code, security experts discovered malware embedded in …

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OCR Issues $2.15 Million Fine to Jackson Health System

HIPAA compliance doesn’t care if you’re a small business or a non-profit.  This isn’t said in a disrespectful manner to the laws that govern the policies, but to make you aware that your business status, or identifying structure won’t allow you to be overlooked. Hefty Fine Imposed Recently the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at …

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