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Software Patching integral to PHI Data Security

Healthcare organizations and vendors are responsible for identifying and mitigating the risks unpatched software poses to ePHI as part of their HIPAA compliance, OCR advised in its June Cybersecurity Newsletter. By Fred Donovan Healthcare organizations and vendors are responsible for identifying and mitigating the risks unpatched software poses to ePHI as part of their HIPAA [...]

Think it can’t happen to you — Think again

DENTAL RECEPTIONIST GETS PRISON TERM FOR IDENTITY THEFT, LARCENY Annie Vuong, a former receptionist at a New York-based dental office, was given 2-6 years in state prison for stealing personal identifying information, such as names, dates of birth, addresses, and Social Security numbers, from more than 650 patients, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance announced [...]

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest Among Industries

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest Among Industries In their 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Report, IBM and the Ponemon Institute found that healthcare data breach costs average $408 per record, the highest of any industry for the eighth straight year. By Fred Donovan Health IT Security In their 2018 Cost of a Data [...]

By |2018-08-02T01:18:34+00:00August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

7 Steps for getting right with NIST 800-171

The deadline for defense contractors and subcontractors to implement the information security requirements listed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 has come and gone. There are more than 100 information security requirements in NIST 800-171, and it is a good bet that many smaller companies without ample IT [...]

HIPAA Security Rule Requires Physical Security of Equipment

While most HIPAA Security Rule violations involve electronic data breaches, healthcare providers and business associates could also face a violation for failing to physically secure computers and other equipment holding PHI. By Fred Donovan HealthIT Security While most HIPAA Security Rule violations involve electronic data breaches, healthcare providers and business associates could also face a [...]

By |2018-08-02T01:18:52+00:00August 1st, 2018|Healthcare, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Network Assessment – What Does it Mean and Why Does it Matter?

Network Assessment can be a word as broad as the sky, so sometimes when an IT expert suggests doing a network assessment for your business, you may be thinking of your Internet speed and number of devices, while your expert is talking about infrastructure and power. The good news is that you are both right: [...]

Does Your Practice Technology Need a Checkup?

By: Edward Shellard, DMD It seems like new technology is released every week. Think of how often you've had to upgrade your cell phone over the last decade-even your phone's operating system has to be updated on a routine basis. Dental technology is no different than consumer technology. Once everyone gets comfortable with one system, [...]

By |2018-03-16T18:02:09+00:00March 16th, 2018|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Why Careful Health IT Infrastructure Planning is Essential

By Elizabeth O’Dowd Properly planning upgrades to legacy health IT infrastructure solutions prevents compatibility issues and assures the IT budget is being used effectively. A successful health IT infrastructure comprises many layers. From storage to wireless networks, these solutions need to work together to ensure electronic health data is secure and accessible. IT infrastructure is [...]

By |2018-03-16T17:56:37+00:00March 16th, 2018|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

Equifax Breach – How Bad Is It Really & Can It Effect My Practice?

October 14, 2017 | Amy Wood It's really bad.  Worse yet, you are on your own when it comes to protecting your identity. Credit Bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) have a monopoly on your financial credit worthiness and Equifax just compromised your information. Credit bureaus assign a score based on your risk factors that they [...]

By |2017-10-20T00:22:04+00:00October 20th, 2017|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|