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...

Security Incident Response Plan

HIPAA For MSPs by David Sims Security Incident Response Plan 00:00:00 00:00:00 OCR recently sent out a message on their listserv asking if your CE or BA was ready for an incident. We have been discussing security incidents a lot lately so it is nice that OCR has...

Medical Device Security

HIPAA For MSPs by David Sims Medical Device Security 00:00:00 00:00:00 There has been a lot of news and industry discussions about Medical Device security. Medical Devices are just like a computer, so they also need security to protect the information on them. How...

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...

Malware Protection Under HIPAA

To begin the podcast, we answer a question from one of our listeners, Billie-jo. Listen to the episode for the detailed answer to the question but here is a link to some specific guidance on the issue given by HHS.  The topic of this episode though is Malware...

New HIPAA Privacy Guidance

We always look at the security rule aspects of HIPAA because they deal with the easier parts for people to deal with when it comes to lowering their risk, but today we are diving into some privacy rule guidelines, because there is new HIPAA privacy guidance that has...

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 50: Website Security Questions

Every website needs security.  What website security questions should you be asking about your business websites and who should you be asking?  Website security can be an open hole in your HIPAA security plans.  It can also be the source of many problems for your...