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OCR “Chomping On The Bit” To Audit Business Associates For HIPAA Hi-Tech Compliance

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

By Jack Anderson CEO Compliance Helper Here is a quote from Rebecca Herold, CIPP, CISSP, CISM, FLMI, in the February 2010 edition of Compliance Today: “CEs are now accountable for more active validation of BA security and privacy program compliance, beyond just having a BA contract in place. It is more important than ever for […]


Data Breaches Put Patients At Risk For Identity Theft

Posted on at 9:43 am

DATA BREACHES PUT PATIENTS AT RISK FOR IDENTITY THEFT By: Robin Erb DETROIT – Walk into a doctor’s office and chances are that some of your most private information — from your Social Security number to the details of your last cervical exam and your family’s cancer history — is stored electronically. Your doctor might […]


New ANSI Report Calls For Enhanced Security To Safeguard Protected Health Information

Posted on at 9:41 am

Report is a call to action for healthcare to invest more to protect patient information To view the original article please click here. By Don Bailey Washington, DC, March 5, 2012: With the release today of The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security, health care organizations now have […]


OR: Portland Psychiatrist Alerting Patients Personal Information Stolen

Posted on at 9:39 am

By Dissent Nick Budnick reports: A Northwest Portland psychiatrist is putting out public notice that personal information of 480 current and former patients on a laptop was stolen from his office. A burglar broke into Dr. David Turner’s office last October, stealing the laptop and other items. Turner is now seeking current and former patients to […]


New Report Calls For Enhanced Security To Safeguard Protected Health Insurance

Posted on at 9:37 am

By Steve Campbell With the release of the recent The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security, health care organizations now have a new method to evaluate the “at risk” value of protected health information (PHI) that will enable them to make a business case for appropriate investments to better […]


Report Offers PHI Security Guidance, Metrics for Breach Cost Analysis

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

To view the original article please click here. By Brian Eastwood Since 2009, the number of Americans affected by data breaches caused by lax protection of health information (PHI) security stands at more than 19 million — roughly the population of the state of Florida.


Financial Impact Of Breached Protected Health Information Report Helps IT Pros Make The Business Case For Patient Data Protection

Posted on at 9:34 am

By Ericka Chickowski As the number of healthcare data breaches continues to snowball, executives put in charge of safeguarding protected health information (PHI) can’t keep up with the risks inherent with increased deployment of electronic health records (EHRs) without enough financial backing to get the job done. And the only way that these PHI protectors can […]


PHI Project Release Report About Health Care Data Security

Posted on at 9:32 am

PHI PROJECT RELEASE REPORT ABOUT HEALTH CARE DATA SECURITY On Monday, the PHI Project released a report about the state of data security within health care organizations titled, “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security.” Key findings: Weak Data Security: health care organizations are entrusted with safeguarding patient privacy, […]


Security Experts At A Loss For Words

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

By Abraham To view the original article please click here. No it is not your imagination. Security breaches are on the rise, particularly in healthcare. This is due to the fact that modern techniques are making more healthcare records available in electronic format. While this does wonders for efficiency and potential more accurate diagnosis and faster treatment […]


ANSI Publishes Report On Security Breaches

Posted on at 4:12 pm

By AuntMinnie.com Staff Writers The Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has published a 67-page report about the need for healthcare organizations to protect patient information from data breaches. The “Financial Impact of Breached Health Information” discusses the financial, legal, operational, clinical, and other repercussions of […]