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HIPAA Tip Tuesday

TRUEFIGHTER HACKER SELLING ACCESS TO COMPROMISED REMOTE DESKTOP

The hacker known as TrueFighter has reemerged with a campaign actively targeting the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) across all sectors, with those in the healthcare industry as the most popular (leading) target. As you may know, RDP is Microsoft’s remote ...

HIPAA POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Whether you are a large or small organization – a hospital or surgery center, or a one or two ...

HIPAA REQUIREMENTS

HIPAA requirements inform you as to what should be done, but not how to do it. Policies versus ...

HIPAA and IT Asset Inventories

The HIPAA Security Rule requires Covered Entities and Business Associates to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all ...

HIPAA SECURITY OFFICER

Included in the HIPAA Security Rule under Administrative Safeguards is the following requirement: Security Personnel. A Covered Entity and Business Associate must designate a security official who is responsible for developing and implementing its security policies and procedures. Be certain ...

HIPAA Humor

Think about how you would feel if you were in your doctor’s office and something was said to you about your medical information in front of another patient. What if you contacted your doctor to have them send your medical ...

Pay Attention to the Age of your Equipment!

Do you know how old the servers are in your organization? Are they out of warranty? How about wireless access points, switches, firewalls, workstations and laptops? Many of these devices require firmware upgrades or replacement in order for them to ...

TAKE INVENTORY!

Document all servers, computers, laptops, tablets, diagnostic machines, network devices, portables and mobile devices that store electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) or sensitive data, for all offices/locations. Taking the time to know what you have makes it easier to know ...

OCR Guidance for Health Care Providers to Contact Former COVID-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma Donation Opportunities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance on how the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits health care providers to contact their patients who have recovered from COVID-19, to inform them ...

DISABLING REMOTE CONNECTIONS

As your organizations begin to reopen and get back to the new “normal” be diligent with who has remote access to the office and operating systems containing electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). While it may have been imperative to set ...

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