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Health data losses: Don’t blame hackers
While patients and doctors often worry about medical records being hacked by cybercriminals and Internet snoops, the...
Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting Facebook photos of sedated patients
A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about...
HITECH: 2 Years In, Verdict Still Out
There is hardly any tangible evidence that the HITECH Act has significantly changed the landscape of protecting...
Web Exclusive: Digesting the HIPAA Proposed Rule
The proposed rule that modifies the HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement rules has been published in the Federal...
Large Patient Information Breaches Skyrocket
The number of entities reporting breaches of unsecured PHI affecting 500 or more individuals has doubled since the...
HIPAA Questions to Ask as HITECH Date Nears
As a HIPAA covered entity, you should watch HITECH closely. The HITECH compliance date for business associates to...
OCR Leader: No HIPAA Enforcement Schedule Yet
HITECH called for "periodic audits" to ensure HIPAA compliance, but as of today the Office of Civil Rights...
New Meaningful Use Interim Standards Require Encryption Capabilities
HIPAA privacy and security officers need not revamp their entire policy and training program because of the...
Latest Meaningful Use Matrix Reinforces HIPAA Compliance, CPOE
Is the third time a charm? That's the burning question on everyone's minds as the Office of the National Coordinator...
Office for Civil Rights to Hire HIPAA Privacy Enforcers
HHS announced it is expanding its privacy enforcement team with two HIPAA "privacy specialists" who will help...

Book: Guide to HIPAA Auditing, Second Edition
This new edition of a best-selling book delivers the hands-on tools and guidance you need to conduct effective in-house...
Book: The Privacy Officer's Breach Response Toolkit
This book offers guidance and customizable tools that you can use to create your own red folder for responding to a...