Tag Archives | HIPAA compliance

Software Solution for a Risk Analysis Problem

Healthcare & Insurance Entities Turn to ID Experts’ Software, RADAR™, for Data Incident Management Customer Adoption Grows 242 Percent; RADAR 3.0 Now Available PORTLAND, Ore. — October 9, 2013 — Lost laptops and internal snafus happen. If they involve personal information of customers, employees or others—as they often do—organizations must act in accordance with Federal […]

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A Conversation with a HIPAA Lawyer

Last week I had a very interesting conversation with a prominent HIPAA lawyer.  He works for a large consulting company which starts with K and ends with G, but I’ll leave it at that.  He combines the best of both worlds, consultant and lawyer – Opinions, Opinions, Opinions! The conversation started on privacy incident risk […]

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The Value of Protected Health Information for HIPAA Privacy

How much is your information worth?  How much is your SSN worth?  How much is your medical ID number worth?  These are the type of questions the PHI Protection Network is helping organizations answer because if you don’t know the value of your assets, how can you make the proper investment to protect them.  Computers, […]

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Creating a Culture of HIPAA Privacy and Security – Now With Tips!

A while back I wrote about creating a culture of privacy and security within an organization.  ID Experts, with the help of other industry experts, has just released “Five Tips to Make Patient Privacy Part of Your Organizational DNA” and it’s a great list.  The most recent trend has been towards making HIPAA privacy and […]

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Privacy and Data Breach Lessons From the Industry

Last week at a gathering of privacy, security, compliance and legal professionals in New York, hosted by AHA and ID Experts, Meredith Philips, the Chief Privacy Officer of Henry Ford Health Systems, spoke about the lessons her organization learn from responding to data breaches.  She told the story of their first notifiable data breach and […]

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What You Need to Know About Risk Analysis

We are always surprised to learn how few organizations have had a risk analysis and we even have had clients get audited without having done one. Now they are in a rush to get an ad hoc/band-aid compliance analysis in place while having to do everything else… swimming upstream. Chris Apgar, a former HIPAA Compliance […]

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HIPAA Compliance: Nature versus Nurture

When it comes to preventing a healthcare data breach, what is more important, technology or compliance?  This is a conversation that has been debated in HIPAA compliance circles for quite awhile now and where you fall in the argument seems to have a lot to do with the title before your name.  Of course compliance […]

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