The Department of Health and Human Services conducts three types of audits or investigations involving privacy and security issues. But preparing for any of these inquiries requires similar steps, experts say.
How are business associates affected by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule? Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights outlines the relevant provisions and offers compliance advice to covered entities and their partners.
Is your status among C-level colleagues slipping? Are your budgetary pitches falling flat?
If you've answered "yes" to either of these questions, Forrester Research, Inc.'s February 2012 report, Navigate the Future of the Security Organization can help you:
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For the first time, Ponemon Institute has quantified the staggering costs of failures in cryptographic key and digital certificate management.
The First Annual Cost of Failed Trust Report, underwritten by Venafi, reveals findings such as:
Hundreds of millions lost due to failure to control trust;
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule could play an important role in improving the security of medical devices that store patient data, says an official with the agency that enforces HIPAA. Find out what part the rule could play.
Preparing for compliance with the privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the HITECH Act electronic health record incentive program go hand-in-hand, says federal privacy officer Joy Pritts.
Patient portals can fulfill some regulatory requirements related to providing individuals with electronic access to their medical records. But privacy and security concerns must be addressed, two experts say.
The resumption of the HIPAA compliance audit program is on hold while regulators analyze pilot audit project results and implement the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, says Susan McAndrew of the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
The Cleveland Clinic is in continuous risk assessment mode, always on the lookout for emerging threats and vulnerabilities, says Mark Dill, director of information security. Learn about his top priorities.