HHS Ramping Up HIPAA Penalties? How Can You Minimize The Chance of a Data Breach That Leads To a Multi-Mllion Dollar Penalty?

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After being involved in a relatively small data breach in 2013, when an unencrypted laptop with PHI data was stolen followed by the failure to properly inform potentially affected clients, The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) had to pay a $2.75 million penalty. Continue reading HHS Ramping Up HIPAA Penalties? How Can You Minimize The Chance of a Data Breach That Leads To a Multi-Mllion Dollar Penalty?

HIPAA Risk Assessment or a Gap Analysis?  And Why Does It Matter?

Is it a HIPAA Risk Assessment or a Gap Analysis?  And Why Does It Matter? 
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Ask any IT department what is required to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule, and you’ll likely hear things like data encryption, unique user IDs, and strong passwords. You might even hear about documented policies, anti-virus software, and removable media controls. But you are less likely to hear about the first required specification in the HIPAA Security Rule, a risk analysis. Continue reading HIPAA Risk Assessment or a Gap Analysis?  And Why Does It Matter?

Adding a key component to your Arsenal of Defense against Data Breaches

A recent 2016 Ponemon’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis reveals the average total cost of a data breach for the 383 companies participating in the research increased from $3.79 million to $4 million. They found that the average global cost of data breach per every lost or stolen record is $158. Healthcare organizations, however, had an average cost of $355 per record, according to the new survey. Continue reading Adding a key component to your Arsenal of Defense against Data Breaches

Increase Cloud Adoption Formula in Healthcare with greater Peace of Mind

In a recent article that appeared in Healthcare IT News, HyTrust, a company specializing in encryption for storage and virtual environments, conducted that found there was a rise in the percentage of Healthcare organizations planning on moving some of their applications to the cloud. Continue reading Increase Cloud Adoption Formula in Healthcare with greater Peace of Mind