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Client profile: Annkissam helps nonprofits navigate their HIPAA-sensitive data

Online Tech is profiling several clients that will join us at the HIMSS14 annual conference and exhibition on Feb. 23-27 in Orlando. Read more here. Stop by booth #3904 to learn more. Gavin Murphy helped to grow a healthcare delivery … Continue reading

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HIPAA Encryption: Protecting Patient Data on Tablets & Smartphones

A guest blog from HITECHAnswers.net lists security tips from HHS.gov to help ensure that patient data is secure in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment that includes the use of personal devices such as iPhones and iPads in the … Continue reading

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Clarifying Healthcare Cloud Security Questions to Manage Patient Data Risk

A few weeks ago, we attended the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Boston and liveblogged the panel discussion, Managing Security Risks of Health Data in the Cloud. The speakers provided a list of questions to ask in order to … Continue reading

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Get Compliant or Get Out of the Game: HIPAA’s No Joke

Attention hosting companies currently supporting healthcare clients: get compliant or get out of the game. For those still unaware, cloud hosting and other IT vendors involved with the storage or transmission of healthcare data must meet HIPAA compliance by…two days … Continue reading

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Privacy & Security Forum: Health Data Cloud Security Risks

It wouldn’t be a privacy and security forum if we didn’t speak to health data in the cloud. Lee Kim, Director of Privacy & Security for HIMSS had a panel discussion with Phil Curran, Chief Information Security Officer of Cooper … Continue reading

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Attn, Healthcare Industry: SAS 70 is No Zombie

Although SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards) has been dead for quite some time now, we’ve found that those lagging in the health IT industry may still be confused about why SAS 70 is no longer the audit to look … Continue reading

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High-Capacity, Encrypted HIPAA Clouds for Medical Imaging Data Security

A recent healthcare data breach was reported by HealthDataManagement.com as a result of a stolen unencrypted laptop, a component of a diagnostic imaging machine. Retinal Consultant Medical Group notified patients that their names, DOBs, gender, race and optical coherence tomography … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a HIPAA Cloud Provider

The deadline draws near – September 23, 2013 marks the date of when both business associates (now including cloud service providers) and covered entities must meet the HIPAA Omnibus rule, released in January to update the 15-year-old law. A refresh … Continue reading

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HIPAA Violations Cost Health Insurer $1.7 Million: Lessons Learned

Reuter’s reports that WellPoint, Inc., the second largest U.S. health insurer, has reached a $1.7 million settlement with the Dept. of Health and Human Services as result of a data breach that exposed over 600k health records. WellPoint’s online database … Continue reading

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HIPAA Encryption: First Steps to Identifying and Securing Health Data

According to DetroitNews.com, personal information of 49,000 individuals – including that of names, SSNs, DOB, cancer screening test results and dates of completion – were accessed by hackers recently. The data resided in a password-protected area of the Michigan Cancer … Continue reading

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