Healthcare Compliance Updates & Tips

Checkout the latest regulatory compliance updates and tips from ComplyAssistant.
On top of our updates and tips we often publish free tools and webinars to help the compliance community.

Mitigate Risk While Preparing for the Future: Why You Need a DRBC Plan

An article released by Gartner reported that by the year 2025, cyberattackers will have weaponized operational technology (OT) environments to successfully harm or kill humans. OT attacks, also known as attacks on hardware and software that monitors or controls equipment, assets, and processes, are on the rise. Consider the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, for example. Effects were felt up and down the East Coast, resulting in a payout of $4.4 million and damage to hospitals, emergency medical services, and law enforcement agencies.


How Privacy and Security Teams Can Collaborate With HIM in the Realm of Cyber Threats

The world of health information management (HIM) continues to evolve. Larger percentages of information have moved to digital and online. At the same time, more health data is being shared across a wider playing field of public, private, and consumer stakeholders, including a larger virtual workforce. This vast amount of electronic healthcare data now resting in multiple hands raises the bar for health systems’ cybersecurity diligence.


Learn How to Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity at your Organization Today

ComplyAssistant’s President and CEO Gerry Blass and Community Options’ Director of Technology Jason Tahaney recently authored an article in HCCA’s Compliance Today magazine titled “How Simplifying your IT Environment can Bolster Security.” The article provided important tips and best practices for CIOs to keep in mind. As the present-day cybersecurity environment continues to be ravaged by hackers and scammers, this article serves as a reminder that sometimes the best tools for mitigating risk are in your own backyard.


Mitigate Risk and Improve Security with a DRBC Plan Today

ComplyAssistant President and CEO Gerry Blass recently sat down with Healthcare IT Today Editor and Founder John Lynn to discuss “The Impact of Ransomware on Healthcare Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity and Practical Steps to Improve.” Throughout the conversation, Blass shared his expert advice on why all organizations need a Disaster Recovery Business Continuity (DRBC) plan and offered useful tips for mitigating risks within your organization.


Tips to Pass a Surprise Healthcare Audit

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for healthcare providers to maintain industry standards for patient care within their respective enterprises. State departments of health (DOHs) are taking a closer look at emergency preparedness plans with a more intentional focus on pandemic response through the implementation of spot or “surprise” audits.


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.