HIPAA

How to Create a HIPAA Breach Notification Policy

Privacy lapses can occur despite your best efforts to prevent them. If prevention does fail, the imperative switches to incident response and damage control. One of the key response challenges is … [Read more...]

HIPAA

Breach Notification Violation Ends in $475,000 Settlement

Patient health information breaches—whether from hacking, glitches or just plain old carelessness—remain an all too common occurrence in labs and other health care institutions. Three years ago, a new … [Read more...]

HIPAA

First HIPAA Breach Notification Settlement Totals $475,000

Patient health information breaches—whether from hacking, glitches or just plain old carelessness—remain an all too common occurrence in labs and other health care institutions. Four years ago, a new … [Read more...]

CYBERSECURITY

Train Staff to Be Alert to Phishing Attacks

When asked why he robbed banks, the notorious outlaw Willie Sutton famously replied: "Because that's where they keep the money." The same logic explains why labs and other providers have become a … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

HIPAA Turns 20!

It's a milestone birthday for a law that is not generally celebrated among health care providers. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, was enacted … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

News at a Glance – August 2016

FDA Schedules NGS Workshop.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will hold a public workshop Sept. 23 to solicit feedback on the two guidance documents it released in July 2016 … [Read more...]

CYBERSECURITY

Survey Reveals Cybersecurity and Social Media as Top Compliance Concerns

Cybersecurity is a top compliance concern according to a survey of compliance professionals conducted by Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics … [Read more...]

HIPAA

HHS Task Force Announcement and $3.9 HIPAA Settlement Focus Attention on IT Security

A$3.9 million settlement arising from a potential HIPAA breach and an announcement regarding a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Task Force emphasize the risks to the privacy and security … [Read more...]

EHR

Anticipate Health IT Changes in Order for Labs to Participate in Payment Reform, Coordinated Care

Health care reimbursement is quickly moving from the fee-for-service model to value-based payment and coordinated care among providers. This change may affect labs significantly because to get in on … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Cybersecurity and Social Media Lead Compliance Concerns for Health Care Compliance and IT Professionals

In 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned that the health care industry wasn't prepared for cyber risks. Last year, National Intelligence Report reported on a May 2015 Ponemon Institute … [Read more...]


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