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HIPAA Tip Tuesday

TABLETOP DISASTER RECOVERY/BUSINESS CONTINUITY TESTS

A tabletop test is a meeting to review and discuss a simulated emergency situation and concrete plans to manage the fine details of the occurrence, and aftermath of a natural or human-made disaster. Tabletop testing gives insights into how well ...

HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY

It has become increasingly clear that cybersecurity is a risk factor in healthcare data. Chronic under-investment in cybersecurity has left so many exposed that they are unable to even detect cyberattacks when they occur. While attackers may compromise an organization ...

TIPS FOR SECURITY TABLETOP TESTING

Security tabletop exercises enable organizations to analyze potential emergency situations in an informal environment, and are designed to foster constructive discussions among participants as they examine existing operational plans and determine where improvements can be made. Tabletop testing generally takes ...

HIPAA ADMINISTRATIVE SAFEGUARDS

ADMINISTRATIVE SAFEGUARDS Jack, The HIPAA Security Rule defines Administrative Safeguards as, “administrative actions, and policies and procedures, to manage the selection, development, implementation, and maintenance of security measures to protect electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and to manage the conduct ...

HIPAA BREACHES CONTINUE TO OCCUR

Several employee email accounts of Ohio Business Associate MNS were hacked in 2019. Ohio-based Management and Network Services (MNS) recently began notifying 30,132 patients that their data was potentially compromised after several employee email accounts were hacked between April and ...

SECURITY RISK ANALYSIS

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires that Covered Entities and their Business Associates conduct a ...

Unauthorized Disclosure of Protected Health Information

  Unauthorized Disclosure of Protected Health Information Every Covered Entity that is evaluating an incident involving the unauthorized acquisition, access, use or disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) should analyze 4 Factors ...

UNIQUE USER IDENTIFICATION

Technical Safeguards are defined in the HIPAA Security Rule as the technology, policy and procedures that protect electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and control access to ePHI. ACCESS CONTROL § 164.312(a)(1) “Implement technical policies and procedures for electronic information systems ...

BASICS OF HIPAA

The privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI) is a top priority for patients and their families, health care providers, health ...

HHS OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS COVID-19 CYBER THREAT RESOURCES

Cyber criminals may take advantage of the current COVID-19 global pandemic for their own financial gain or other malicious motives. Resources are ...

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