In 2012, Experian Data Breach Resolution dealt with 1700 breaches - 800 of them in the healthcare sector. What are the common gaps for organizations looking to comply with new HIPAA Omnibus standards?
Within Experian's caseload, there are three common types of targets: Major state databases; smaller healthcare...
Intermountain Healthcare stepped up its risk assessment efforts to better identify security issues and help ensure it can pass a federal HIPAA audit. Plus, it's developing security best practices to share with others.
How can smaller healthcare organizations determine whether a vendor is a business associate or subcontractor directly liable for compliance under the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule? Regulatory expert Marjorie Satinsky explains.
A $400,000 federal penalty stemming from the investigation of a breach at a clinic owned by Idaho State University is the latest example of how even relatively small security incidents can trigger hefty sanctions.
As CIOs are asked to assemble more data to demonstrate their organization is providing high-quality care at a lower cost, their role in ensuring privacy and security is evolving, says technology specialist Harry Greenspun, M.D.
Encryption is an important breach prevention tool. But to make the right decisions about how to apply encryption, healthcare organizations should take four specific steps, says security expert Feisal Nanji.
Getting buy-in for information security spending from those who hold the purse strings can be tricky unless risks are properly assessed and articulated. See how some healthcare security leaders tackle the budget challenge.
Security specialist David Newell outlines common pitfalls healthcare organizations need to avoid when conducting a risk analysis - such as focusing on an insufficient, narrow HIPAA compliance assessment.