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OCR Releases Details On Future HIPAA Audits

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights will resume its HIPAA compliance audit program this fall with a limited number of narrowly focused “desk audits,” plus comprehensive on-site audits “as resources allow.” In contrast, the first, … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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Lack Of Data Security Could Cost Healthcare Organizations 1.6B

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If you’re shirking your security systems’ obligations all to save a few pennies, better think again. Chances are, it will end up costing much more down the road — a whopping $1.6 billion more. Most healthcare organizations nationwide, some 61 … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases December 2013 EI Connections Newsletter

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Happy New Year! Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its December 2013 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: December 2013 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on … Continue reading

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PHI Data Breaches Makes Top Five Security Concerns For 2014

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Every year, Coalfire, an IT governance, risk and compliance firm, names its top 5 information security and compliance predictions for the new year. And this time around, healthcare data breaches made the cut. The prediction? Expect a huge increase of … Continue reading

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Reported PHI Data Breaches Increased In 2013

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More than twice as many individuals have been affected by healthcare data breaches in 2013 than in 2012. And the main reason is a handful of mega-breaches this year, the current federal tally shows. But three recent large breaches that … Continue reading

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OIG Report Finds OCR Security Failures

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It’s an ironic story. The Office for Civil Rights, the division of HHS responsible for investigating HIPAA privacy and security violations, is now facing scrutiny after its own security practices failed to meet federal requirements. Not only did OCR fail … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases November 2013 EI Connections Newsletter

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its November 2013 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: November 2013 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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Audit Trail Policy – An Effective Tool To Prevent Unauthorized PHI Access

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When in the realm of healthcare privacy and security, electronic health records may facilitate easier data exchange and data viewing, but the systems’ audit trails make catching unauthorized viewers all the more simple, too. And, in the digital age, these … Continue reading

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Tips For Medical Organizations To Prevent Or Survive A PHI Data Breach

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Security breaches are no fun. Your organization’s name is splashed all over the news. Your reputation takes a hit. Your patients’ trust is eroded. And the prospect of a hefty monetary settlement is something few want to think about. But … Continue reading

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