Tag Archives | HITECH

New Healthcare Scams & Medical ID Theft warns RI Attorney General Kilmartin

The Attorney General of Rhode Island, Peter F. Kilmartin, has warned people of a new Medicare fraud and medical ID theft scheme sweeping his state and our nation.  The scheme involves anonymous phone calls from people claiming to be with the federal government who want to “verify information” under the newly passed ACA (Affordable Care […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

When the money runs out, does our Healthcare privacy too?

What happens to HIEs when the government subsidies run out.  How will they be funded?  Will it be at the detriment of our PHI/EHR privacy?  Will it lead to more Healthcare data breaches? “It is no secret that the biggest challenge facing HIEs is the lack of a sustainable business model once the gov’t subsidies […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

New software tool for healthcare data breach risk assessments

ID Experts today announced RADAR (HITECH Data Breach Risk Assessment, Documentation and Reporting), the industry’s first expert software tool to measure a data breach incident’s risk index (IRI) by combining the severity of the episode and the sensitivity of the exposed data to quantify the incident’s overall harm threshold.  Designed for healthcare providers, HIPAA covered […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Are you ready for a healthcare data breach?

This article is reprinted from Healthcare IT News with the author’s permission.   The handling of data breach incidents has become a way of life for healthcare providers and with other HIPAA covered entities. With the passage of the HITECH Act last year, there are now substantial penalties that can be levied, up to $1.5 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

HITECH Breach Risk Assessment Webinar

Healthcare organizations that fall under the definition of HIPAA covered entities should be very aware of their obligations under the data breach provisions of the HITECH Act. The reason being that there are now very substantial penalties for disregarding the security and privacy regulations, for lax detection of data breach incidents and for failing to […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Financial Management of Cyber Risk

This past week, the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a groundbreaking document that is aimed at assisting the Chief Financial Officer of major corporations and organizations in managing the financial risks inherent in protecting an organization from cybercrime. Titled “The Financial Management of Cyber Risk: An Implementation Framework […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Human Foibles Continue to Drive Healthcare Privacy Breaches

It is terrific to see that a recent discussion forum of healthcare CIOs concluded that “human foibles” are likely to continue to contribute to data breach incidents in healthcare.The CIOs were on an e-health panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass. As noted by InformationWeek Healthcare: “While advancements in security technology better […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

New healthcare data breach offering

ID Experts today announced a new and unique solution for data breaches that involve protected health information (PHI) and associated risks of medical identity theft. With the passage of the HITECH Act last year and the clarifying Rules published by Health and Human Services (HHS), healthcare organizations now face greater scrutiny and higher risks when […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

2010: The Year of the Healthcare Data Breach

An article today on iHealthbeat titled “Innovation Inspired by Economics: 2010 Health IT Forecast” discusses trends and expectations for growth in healthcare information technologies despite the financial issues faced by many US healthcare providers currently. “Necessity being the mother of invention, a constrained economic environment will lead to health IT innovations in two ways. First, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Reporting of Healthcare Data Breaches?

Since the HITECH Act data breach notification provisions became effective this past September 23, 2009, I’d recently become curious about the number and nature of data breaches that would start to appear on the website at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS Rules require healthcare organizations (specifically HIPAA covered entities) to […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }