Posts Tagged: #OCR

In the past year, many workers have transitioned to working from home, but in the healthcare industry, this can raise HIPAA concerns. Many staff working from home have relaxed their standards and may be violating HIPAA requirements. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe… Read the rest »

While many healthcare vendors state that they are HIPAA compliant, a recent settlement suggests they should use caution in these claims. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice.  (To… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: McLaren Health and feds reach record $7.75M settlement of drug allegations The Detroit News McLaren Health Care Corp. agreed to pay a penalty to settle an investigation into officials distributing opioids and other drugs without… Read the rest »

If not, you may want to familiarize yourself with the current and predicted breach trends. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers have taken advantage of remote workforces and hasty switches to telehealth platforms. These trends are continuing into 2021. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends. … Read the rest »

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) proposed new changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice.  (To… Read the rest »

Even if a healthcare organization isn’t sure if breached information is accessed or used, it is still a breach. This is true unless the information is unusable, such as encrypted information. For example, a possible breach at McLaren Oakland Hospital that exposed over 2,200 patient files still required McLaren to report the potential breach and… Read the rest »

Cyberattacks and the following consequences can be extremely costly. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends.  Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice.  (To subscribe to our blog click here). Recently, Anthem paid $39.5 Million to settle… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Ascension move to outsource IT will eliminate ‘a few hundred’ jobs Becker’s Hospital Review Ascension is transforming its technology, which will result in the loss of a few hundred IT jobs. OCR amends HIPAA Privacy… Read the rest »