HIPAA HITECH Compliance News

Lack of Risk Assessments Could Cost $729 Million

Audit Finds Millions Paid Inappropriately Due to Lack of a Risk Assessment.  Under the HITECH Act meaningful use incentive program, conducting a security risk assessment of protected health information "created or maintained by the certified EHR technology through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities" is a core requirement.

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Ransomware Attack is a HIPAA Breach

Ransomware Attack is a HIPAA Breach

A ransomware attack can trigger a series of bad events leading to a huge HIPAA fine.  The slippery slope: Ransomware attack is a HIPAA breach, which when reported triggers an audit, that discovers a lack of an up to date risk assessment, which leads to a fine for willful neglect.

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No HIPAA Risk Assessment? $400,000 Fine

Metro Community Provider Network received a $400,000 fine and a corrective action plan for failing to do a risk assessment prior to a phishing incident that exposed 3200 employee files.  Doing the risk assessment a month after the breach didn't work.

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Are You HIPAA Audit Ready Today>

A HIPAA breach caused by a ransomware attack on a solo physician practice proves that it can happen to anyone.  Will the audit reveal that the practice was in HIPAA compliance or willful neglect?

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The HIPAAssure® NIST Framework vs HITRUST

Compliance Helper offers the NIST framework at a fraction of the cost of HITRUST.  Assure compliance with HIPAAssure®, built on the NIST framework, delivered in the SaaS method, and with the Helper methodology to reduce cost.  

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