Healthcare Compliance Updates & Tips

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Cybersecurity Risks Update from the Experts Webinar: Protect Your Organization Today

As cybersecurity threats continue to wreak havoc on companies of all sizes, the importance of education and training for leaders is critical. In partnership with HFMA New Jersey, our team hosted a free, comprehensive webinar with health information technology (HIT) leaders from three of the top healthcare organizations located in New York and New Jersey. The discussion focused on internal and external cybersecurity risks and identified new risks directly resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to Protect Your Organization from the Next Phishing Scam

In today’s world, it’s easier than ever for hackers to take advantage of organizations online. Recent examples of this have come in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline attack and the Scripps Health EHR breach. The repercussions of both attacks—which include gasoline shortages up and down the east coast and disruption of EHR, website, and patient portal—are continuing to be felt long after the bad actors do their dirty work. So, what can organizations do to protect themselves?

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The Evolution of Risk to PHI and Patient Safety

In the 70s and 80s, healthcare organizations started to migrate their patient management information from hard copy to electronic, either on shared mainframes such as SMS and McAuto or on microprocessors. The user workstations had no intelligence and were known as “dumb terminals.” There were limited locations of electronic identifiable health information. There was no motivation to sell identifiable health information.

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ComplyAssistant’s Gerry Blass Volunteers as a 405(d) Task Group Brand Ambassador

ComplyAssistant Contact:Gerry Blass(800) 609-3414 ext 700gerry@complyassistant.com Colts Neck, N.J.—April 26, 2021 – Gerry Blass, President and CEO of ComplyAssistant, has volunteered to serve as a brand ambassador on the Cybersecurity Act (CSA) 405(d) Task Group. As a brand ambassador, Blass will work with a number of ambassadors to promote the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) […]

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Information Blocking and the Future of Patient Care: Breaking Down the 8 Exceptions

President and CEO Gerry Blass sat down with Journal of AHIMA senior editor Mary Butler on a recent episode of the Hi Pitch Podcast to talk about the 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Final Rule and the eight information blocking exceptions. Blass was joined by attorney Helen Oscislawski, who spoke to the challenges her clients have faced as they prepare to comply with the rule, which goes into effect on April 5th.

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The Annual Phishing Report looks at the latest trends in cybersecurity as well the top risks to watch out for. Learn about the key findings as well as advice from industry experts.

One year into the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, phishing attacks against healthcare organizations remain a chief concern. Threat actors are constantly finding new vulnerabilities to exploit. It’s like a game of whack-amole: When healthcare organizations swat away one problem, another pops up. In March, Cofense, a Virginia-based network security company specializing in phishing detection and response […]

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How AI Can Help with Contract Management

By Gerry Blass and Robert F. Porr, CHC Nearly half of healthcare executives polled in a 2019 Accenture study rank artificial intelligence (AI) as the technology that will have the highest impact on improving their organizations’ operations in the next three years.1 The use of AI for improved patient care diagnostics and precision medicine are widely […]

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