Pokemon Go and HIPAA Breaches

Say it ain’t so! Pokemon Go and HIPAA breaches really? REALLY! Creatures are showing up in offices and hospitals just like everywhere else. The concept of keeping people active and engaged with their surroundings while playing a video game seems like a great...

Healthcare Hack: PHI For Sale On The DarkNet

We first talked about the sale of PHI on the darknet in Ep 62. Now, more information is coming out about the healthcare hack and it gets more unfortunate for patients every time we read more. Deep Dot Web first broke the news. Then, we picked it up on Data...

Healthcare Breaches Study Report

HIPAA For MSPs by David Sims Ponemon 6th Annual healthcare breaches study 00:00:00 00:00:00 Facebook Twitter Google Annual Ponemon Healthcare Breaches Report Since 2010, ID Experts has sponsored this Ponemon Institute study which has been tracking data breach trends...

HIPAA, HHS, OCR, and PHI

HIPAA For MSPs by David Sims HIPAA, HHS, OCR, and PHI 00:00:00 00:00:00 Today’s podcast is a little different from our normal ones. We are covering a wide variety of subjects involving HIPAA, OCR, HHS, and PHI rather than one specific topic. One subject we’ve recently...

What Does A Data Breach Cost?

We talked about OCR audits recently because they are in the news. The audit protocol is a perfect guide for developing and maintaining your HIPAA compliance programs. In fact, the audits have been a hot topic in the industry this month.  However, the fact that only...

Ep 46: HIPAA Enforcement 2016

So far in 2016, we have seen four HIPAA enforcement cases resolved by OCR.  One involved only the second Civil Money Penalty ever assessed. The three others were resolution agreements.  Add those cases to what was done in 2015 and you have the most active 12 month...

Ep 45: Why Do We Need HIPAA

Many times people ask: Why do we need HIPAA?  Is HIPAA really necessary?  The short answer is yes, we do need HIPAA.  The reason we need HIPAA is that without it there would be no baseline for protecting patient privacy. Your medical records shouldn’t be...

Podcast Ep 40 – Creating HIPAA Training Programs

For our 40th episode it is time we show some Valentine’s Day love to our listeners and share our tips on Creating HIPAA Training Programs.  It’s our training loovvveee episode. All compliance programs require proper training of the workforce.  You can have...