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HIPAA Tip Tuesday

MEDICAL RECORDS RETENTION

The HIPAA Privacy Rule does not stipulate how long medical records should be retained because there is no HIPAA medical records retention period. Each individual State dictates the requirement of what healthcare organizations must follow when it comes to medical ...

The Importance of Security for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare records are bestsellers on the Dark Web, ranging in price from $250 to over $1,000 per record. The ever-growing profitable market for Protected Health Information (PHI) attracts sophisticated cybercriminals. PHI is preferred by cybercriminals because it’s easy to sell ...

HHS CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM - HEALTH SECTOR SPECIFIC RESOURCES

Below are some links to trusted government websites that can provide free resources to help organizations assess their cybersecurity maturity and keep informed of vulnerabilities, threats, and general information affecting the Health Sector. HIPAA Security Rule Crosswalk Health Industry Cybersecurity ...

HIPAA TRAINING

HIPAA training is a requirement for all Covered Entities, their employees, and their Business Associates and staff. HIPAA training should be conducted upon hire. In addition, best practice is for HIPAA training to be completed for all staff on a ...

WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE HIPAA SERIOUSLY

HHS OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN ACTION September 23, 2020 HIPAA Business Associate Pays $2.3 Million to Settle Breach Affecting Protected Health Information of Over 6 million Individuals September 25, 2020 Health Insurer Pays $6.85 Million to Settle Data Breach ...

TOP HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES FROM NIST, HSCC, HHS, OCR

Healthcare providers struggle with managing cybersecurity, from retaining security staff to budget constraints, which makes it difficult to properly secure the organization. In response, industry stakeholders have provided free cybersecurity resources to support the healthcare organizations and keep up with ...

HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES

  Many healthcare organizations have automated systems in place that actively scan their networks for suspicious activity and some even have their own Security Operation Centers (SOC) for the same purpose. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry still faces cybersecurity challenges including: ...

HOW TO WRITE A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

The Disaster Recovery Plan is a required implementation, defined within the HIPAA Contingency Plan standard in the Administrative Safeguards section of the HIPAA Security Rule. The Rule calls for HIPAA-compliant organizations to anticipate how natural or man-made disasters could damage ...

HIPAA RISK ANALYSIS

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires every Covered Entity (CE) and their Business Associates (BA) that “handle” Protected Health ...

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 ...

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