Reduce the Burden of HIPAA While Increasing Your Protection

If you missed our recent webinar on Reduce the Burden of HIPAA While Increasing Your Protection you can watch it on-line now. Ed Jones, Third Rock's Chief Compliance Officer, keeps this presentation updated to help your stay current on HIPAA and cyber-security.  We offer the course to professional associations and local healthcare societies, board of directors and executives and as a Continuing Education (CE) course.  Contact us if you're interested in a private webinar with Q&A. Please join Ed ...

5 Benefits of HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

HIPAA law requires that all workforce members with any access to PHI receive training in basic privacy and security practices. “Workforce” includes housekeeping staff, dietary workers, clerical staff, and contract workers in addition to all members of the clinical staff. But “compliance” is not the only reason to ensure that all workforce members understand and follow basic privacy and security protocols – here are 5 more: Training provides the basis for a “human firewall” against PHI ...

Create a Human Firewall – HIPAA Training

Cyber breaches in healthcare are in the headlines and on the rise. Last year, over 112.8 million people’s “protected” health information was stolen or improperly disclosed! That is approximately one third of the total U.S. population - in just one year!  The big newsmakers are the large cyber breaches where millions of records are stolen electronically. But the “weak link” in many breaches is the human being. “IT security starts with people.” (2016 Cybersecurity Trends, Cybernetic Global I ...

PMP or Not – Two key observations

I keep hearing people say you have to have a PMP or it's required for the job.  I've been an "ad hoc" project manager for a few years, ok, more than I'm going to admit to, let's just say more than 25 years. I've been credited with saving "lost" projects, turning around massively behind schedule and over budget projects and actually launching and completing "mission impossible" projects.  Most of them required some severe bleeding on my part, but working closely with people, being honest with the sponso ...