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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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Idaho State University Hit With $400k HIPAA Fine

HHS hit Idaho State University with a $400,000 fine this week over HIPAA security violations.  The fine comes because of a healthcare data breach involving 17,500 patients where a firewall was disabled for 10 months.  Overall HHS listed a incomplete/inadequate risk assessment/analysis as one of the major factors in their decision. “Idaho State University (ISU) […]

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Healthcare Data Breach hits University of Mississippi Medical Center

Data Breach Watch has written extensively about the problems and risk associated with a university data breaches and the recent healthcare breach at U. of Miss Medical Center drives home the point.  Affecting patients who visited the hospital between 2008 and 2013, the university healthcare system informed an “unknown” number of patients that their medical […]

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Holistic HIPAA Security

As the new year has drawn to a close, Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, has been on the speaking circuit.  Revealing the office’s focus for 2013 he has spoken at length about how the OCR, and it’s enforcement of HIPAA and HITECH, views security as a holistic approach.  John Halamka, Healthcare […]

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Meaningful Use Means Meaningful Risk Assessment and Incident Response Plan

With the ongoing Meaningful Use timeline and the Risk Assessment requirement: “perform a security risk analysis, apply security updates as needed, and remediate any problems that the risk analysis discovers”  more and more organizations are looking into Privacy and Security Risk Assessments and Incident Response Planning and Testing. Rick Kam and Mahmood Sher-Jan, executives at […]

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Incident Response Planning – Finally Catching On?

Has the threat of an OCR audit finally made the healthcare industry turn the corner when it comes to patient privacy and security?  It may seem that way as we see a new focus on the importance of Risk Assessments and Incident Response Planning. “Lately we have seen a strong uptick in requests for incident […]

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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 […]

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