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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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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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Healthcare Organizations May Not Be Prepared for HITECH and Other Security Challenges

Healthcare Organizations May Not Be Prepared for HITECH and Other Security Challenges HIMSS News The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society releases its 2nd Annual Security Survey, sponsored by Symantec CHICAGO (November 3, 2009) – With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act underway, healthcare organizations face new challenges to maintain privacy and security of patient […]

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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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