HIPAA Compliance: The Team

The compliant HIPAA organization, is it a myth or a reality? In this article, I wanted to cover, at a high level, what you need to know if you manage or own a medical facility. As of December of 2016, there have been over 150,500 HIPAA complaints against medical facilities in the US.  With each complaint there are typically a multitude of other violations and patients who are unhappy because they believe regulations were not followed.

2016 was the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules and it is said that 2017 is keeping pace. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced 12 such settlements in 2016, averaging nearly $2 million.

Topics: IT Project Leadership Leadership HIPAA Medical Security Cybersecurity

HIPAA Compliance: Why

HIPAA compliance enforcement and how to avoid mistakes

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law enacted in 1996.  The HIPAA privacy rule is a set of standards to protect the patient health information.  The privacy rules were required for medical entities by September of 2004 and their business associates by 2013. 

Topics: Security HIPAA Legal Medical Security Cybersecurity

Help! I’ve been Hacked!

Nobody thinks it can happen to their company and often believe: “We just aren’t big enough, let’s keep a low profile.” Yet hacking is an everyday occurrence.

Topics: IT Operation Security Hacked HIPAA Cybersecurity