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Why Encryption is a MUST?

If your organization maintains, uses or discloses health information — encryption is a MUST! Healthcare providers are held to a higher standard and must properly...
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Is Your Doctor Disclosing Your Social Security Number?

The answer is sometimes “yes” and it is a violation of the law. Healthcare providers routinely send mailers to patients about upcoming procedures or informational...
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$4.8M HIPAA Penalty — Largest Ever!

Two large NY hospitals get hit with $4.8 million worth of HIPAA fines from the federal government.   New York and Presbyterian Hospital (“NYP”) and...
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Why Is Your Health Information on the Internet?

Health information from healthcare practices (and patients) is viewable on the internet. A worst case scenario; a nightmare (that you are experiencing while you are...
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How to Avoid Paying $2 Million for Losing A Laptop?

Losing a Laptop can cost you $2 Million dollars.  Why? The laptop had health information on it.   “Two entities have paid the U.S. Department...
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HHS: Not a HIPAA Breach?!?

All we hear about these days is the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issuing and imposing large fines as a result of HIPAA...
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$4 Million for Privacy Offense?

Is your practice properly protecting the privacy of your patients?  Even if you think you are, you might not be given the complexities of HIPAA,...
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Do You Have an Audit Log to Protect Privacy?

Do you know who is accessing the practice’s patient’s protected health information (“PHI”)? While many healthcare providers would quickly respond, “of course,” healthcare providers would...
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Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1)  Philadelphia is blocked from...
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3 Things You Must Do for IT Security

Would you leave your front door unlocked?   Of course, the answer is “no” – so why is your electronic health information left unlocked? As...
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