First Business Associate HIPAA Penalty Announced

First Business Associate HIPAA Penalty Announced

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its first resolution agreement with a business associate in June.

New Report Pins Down the Insider Threat in Healthcare

New Report Pins Down the Insider Threat in Healthcare

In order to understand how to better protect healthcare data, it’s important to understand just why healthcare employees are bypassing security protocols.

Map Your Network to Boost Your Data Security

Map Your Network to Boost Your Data Security

Healthcare organizations are one of the most challenging data security environments to protect. With often limited IT resources, these organizations need better ways to allocate resources in order to meet these threats.

How Sacred Heart Overcame Their Biggest Security Challenge

How Sacred Heart Overcame Their Biggest Security Challenge

With the move towards portable devices, Sacred Heart needed to ensure the hardware, and the sensitive data stored on these devices, remained protected, regardless of the device location or user.

White House Releases Data Security Policy Principles for PMI Organizations

White House Releases Data Security Policy Principles for PMI Organizations

With the high value of healthcare data, and large stores of electronic health records, healthcare organizations face a rising tide of constantly evolving threats.

CQC Notifies NHS Trusts to Increase Data Security

CQC Notifies NHS Trusts to Increase Data Security

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), an independent regulator of health and social care in the UK, recently completed a review of the data security standards at the NHS begun in 2015.

How to Manage Security Incidents Involving Healthcare Business Associates

How to Manage Security Incidents Involving Healthcare Business Associates

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) just released a brief on how to manage security incidents involving business associates, from ensuring policies and safeguards are adequate to being notified and responding effectively to a data breach.

Healthcare Organizations Unprepared for Data Breaches

Healthcare Organizations Unprepared for Data Breaches

The Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data by the Ponemon Institute, on behalf of ID Experts, shows the continued targeting of healthcare organizations, due in large part to the high value of healthcare data.