HIPAA Blog Posts: Health Information Privacy
At our HITECH Act Webinar on February 10th, Rebecca Herold, CISM, CISSP, CISA, CIPP, FLMI, one of the top privacy and information security experts, and Amy Leopard Esq, a leading healthcare IT attorney, give you the complete picture of the HITECH Act, its impact, and what to do next. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/207314795
HIPAA HITECH compliance requires an ongoing process driven by policies and procedures which are the business rules by which you run your company.
Hacker Attacks Targeting Healthcare Organizations Doubled in the 4th Quarter of 2009 According to SecureWorks' Data
ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureWorks®, Inc., a leading global provider of information security services protecting 2,700 clients worldwide, reported today that attempted hacker attacks launched at its healthcare clients doubled in the fourth quarter of 2009. Attempted attacks increased from an average of 6,500 per healthcare client per day in the first nine months of 2009 to an average of 13,400 per client per day in the last three months of 2009. Attempted attacks against other types of organizations, protected by SecureWorks, did not increase in the fourth quarter.
A letter to a congressman complaining about the impact of HITECH on small business associates.
Ponemon Institute survey states 90% of healthcare organizations not ready for HIPAA HITECH which goes into effect February 18, 2010.
A Webinar on January 28th at 11:00 AM PST, “HIPAA/Hitech Compliance for Benefits Brokers and Consultants” , cosponsored by The Industry Radar, ZIX Corp, and Compliance Helper.
The HIPAA HITECH Compliance Meter(tm) is getting noticed in the marketplace as more and more covered entities realize that they need to have a real time window into the compliance level of their business associates.
"It's Not The Size That Counts"
David Harlow has an excellent blog about the Connecticut AG suing Healthnet, his admonition:Don't be the "Son of HIPAA".
I would define willful neglect in the case of the HITECH Act as; sending an amended business associate agreement stating that the business associate should "be careful" and then assuming you are covered. As an old boss once told me, never assume because that merely makes an ass of u and me.