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Texas Launches Certification Program To Bolster HIPAA Compliance

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A new voluntary privacy and security certification program for covered entities in Texas aims to bolster compliance with HIPAA and state regulations – and perhaps help organizations avoid federal sanctions. The Texas Health Services Authority developed the new Texas Covered … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer Vulnerability: Steps To Take

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Faced with a vulnerability that exposes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser to a zero-day exploit involved in recent targeted attacks, CISOs need to take prompt action, security specialists say. That includes communicating the vulnerability to end users, using alternate Web … Continue reading

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Why Does Healthcare Resist Encryption Technology?

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The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly — a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key — is the best thing an IT department can do. Sill, many industries resist encryption … Continue reading

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Recent HIPAA Settlements Points To Unencrypted Laptop Thefts

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Concentra Health Services, Addison, Texas, a subsidiary of Humana and a provider of occupational medicine and other health services, has agreed to pay the Office for Civil Rights more than $1.7 million in a federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … Continue reading

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OCR Releases Details On Future HIPAA Audits

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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 March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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

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Environmental Intelligence Releases February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

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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Expanded Privacy and Security Tools Coming To Help Providers

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is collaborating with partners to make resources readily available and easy to use, said speakers at HIMSS14 on Tuesday. The challenge will be making sure governmental policies are workable and … Continue reading

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New HHS Rule Gives Patients Direct Access To Lab Reports

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The Department of Health and Human Services has made changes to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, giving patients and their designees direct access to laboratory test reports. The CLIA amendment allows labs to give a patient – or … 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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