Healthcare organizations and their business associates should take a number of crucial steps to prepare for potential breach investigations and HIPAA compliance audits by the Department of Health and Human Services, HIPAA expert Reza Chapman says.
As the HHS Office for Civil Rights ramps up HIPAA enforcement activities, a key leader of the agency's HIPAA initiatives has retired, and the director of the agency may soon be leaving as well. Find out the very latest details.
A judge has dismissed most of the claims in a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from the 2011 data breach involving SAIC and the military health program TRICARE, which affected 4.9 million individuals.
Federal regulators are considering whether data segmentation technology that protects sensitive patient information when it's exchanged should be required for electronic health record software certified for the HITECH Act incentive program.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, FireEye has announced plans to acquire nPulse Technologies, which offers a network forensics solution, while CA Technologies joins the FIDO Alliance, which is developing authentication standards.
Federal regulators have issued a $4.8 million sanction, the largest HIPAA settlement to date, against two partnering New York healthcare organizations following a breach affecting just 6,800 individuals. Learn the details behind the tough penalty.
Too many organizations have a device-centric BYOD policy that fails to look at big picture issues, including building a comprehensive strategy for protecting corporate information no matter how it's accessed, says Ian Evans of AirWatch.
As members of the workforce increasingly rely on mobile devices to access corporate data, secure sharing of files becomes more challenging, says Accellion's Vidhya Ranganathan, who describes an effective strategy.