Last week, Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), spoke at a health care conference. The text of his speech can be found here. His remarks touched on many subjects including Meaningful Use. The MU program is controversial because many providers feel, and with good reason, that portions of MU are […]
The post CMS Administrator Announces the End of Meaningful Use – NOT appeared first on HIPAA Secure Now!.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance regarding an Individual’s Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information. The link should be bookmarked by all organizations as a reference for future guidance, questions and answers: http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/access/index.html Here is the introduction text from the guidance: Providing individuals with easy access to their […]
The post HHS offers guidance regarding HIPAA and individual access appeared first on HIPAA Secure Now!.
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 […]
The post HHS modifies HIPAA to strengthen the firearm background check system appeared first on HIPAA Secure Now!.
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? […]
The post IBM Says that 2015 is the “Year of the Healthcare Breach” appeared first on HIPAA Secure Now!.
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: […]
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 […]
The post Healthcare Data Breaches Cost $6 Billion A Year (Infographic) appeared first on HIPAA Secure Now!.
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 […]