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HITECH Act increases HIPAA security requirements

by Marcia Savage The health care industry was buzzing with the news: For the first time ever, a hospital was being audited for compliance with HIPAA security requirements. The audit of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general in 2007 was surprising for hospitals, health insurers and […]

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UCSF laptop containing patient files stolen

Image via Wikipedia The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—The medical records of more than 4,000 patients at the University of California, San Francisco may have been compromised after a laptop they were on was stolen. Officials with the university said Wednesday the laptop was recovered earlier this month after it was taken from a medical school […]

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Internet security breach found at UCSF

Image via Wikipedia By Erin Allday, SF Chronicle Hackers may have had access to personal information for about 600 UCSF patients as a result of an Internet “phishing” scam, campus officials said Tuesday. The security breach occurred in September when a faculty physician in the UCSF School of Medicine provided a user name and password […]

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Laptop Heist Exposes Doctors’ Personal Data

Another stolen laptop puts thousands of people’s personal data at risk but this time it’s the caregivers — not the patients — who are at risk. November 6, 2009 By Larry Barrett: More than 10,000 physicians’ and dentists’ personal data was exposed last week in New Hampshire after an employee at Anthem Blue Cross and […]

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HIPAA and business associate

How ARRA and HITECH provisions affect HIPAA compliance AIS reported taht the new HITECH Act requires hospitals, providers, health plans and other HIPAA covered entities (CEs) to meet a February 2010 deadline for revising their business associate (BA) agreements. New language in BA amendments should require BAs to comply with (a) the HIPAA Security Rule,(b) […]

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How ARRA and HITECH provisions affect HIPAA compliance

Image by Kestelnon via Flickr HIPAA Plain and Simple How ARRA and HITECH provisions will affect HIPAA compliance. We will highlight the changes to HIPAA due to these new provisions and discuss a possible solution, how to comply with these new HIPAA security and privacy requirements. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was […]

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Virtualization and compliance

Image by lodev via Flickr The core technology utilized in the cloud computing is virtualization. Some organization may not want to jump into cloud computing because of inherent risks can take a shot at virtualization in their data centers. Virtualization can be utilized to reduce hardware cost and utility cost. Organization that might have 100 […]

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ISO27k and compliance

Security review is performed to identify and analyze risks and weaknesses in the current security posture of an organization. An ISO assessment is performed utilizing international standard ISO 27002 and company security policy, the purpose of the review is to evaluate the information security posture of an organization based on international standard. The level of […]

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