Healthcare Compliance Updates & Tips

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October 14, 2016   |   Gerry Blass

Have you tested your breach response process?

Adding a cybersecurity tactical simulation test to an overall information security risk assessment is a must in today’s world. It is a sure bet that attacks and breaches will continue to occur and so the need for functional assessments, mitigation, awareness and response are key to protecting your organizations confidential information.

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June 16, 2016   |   Gerry Blass

Office of Civil Rights Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Protocols

Based on prior statements from the OCR and their recently distributed survey, the pool of audit candidates will be approximately 800 to start. These randomly selected organizations will be chosen using the National Provider Identifier database and other external sources.

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April 29, 2016   |   Ken Reiher

The Top Ten Things Your Organization Should Be Doing To Pass An Audit and Reduce Risk of a Breach

Imagine trying to come up with the top ten things our planet should do to decrease vulnerabilities and threats. Looking at earth from 30,000 feet can make that seem easier to do. But if we zoom in to the details we could probably come up with hundreds of things to consider. The same is true with health information privacy and security. To come up with what we consider to be the top ten things to do to pass an Office for Civil Rights (OCR) audits and reduce risk of unauthorized access to your protected health information (PHI), we had to zoom out and look at what we have observed over the past several years from a very high level. Our top ten things to do are not listed in any particular order. Keep in mind that our top ten today will most likely change very soon and at least year to year. Here they are:

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December 11, 2015   |   Gerry Blass

Business Intelligence and Big Data – What are the HIPAA Privacy and Security Impacts?

Since we are talking about healthcare information we must talk about protected health information (PHI) and the HIPAA-HITECH-OMNIBUS Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. BI and Big Data analysis that includes PHI and its use and disclosure must be reviewed against the HIPAA security and privacy requirements and the breach notification requirements.

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