HIMSS 2018 – Take Aways

I attended the national HIMSS 2018 conference in Las Vegas a few weeks ago.  43,000+ roaming loose in Vegas, primarily in a few hotels and the Sands Expo Center.  It was mayhem.  I attended the Cyber Security Symposium all day Monday.  Six sessions focused on cyber security and best practices.  I then attended the keynote speech by Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Tuesday was primarily more sessions and a few minutes out in the expo "acres" wandering around trying to ...

HIPAA Crossword Puzzle

HIPAA Crossword Puzzle Third Rock We thought it might be good to have you learn more about HIPAA through a challenging crossword puzzle. We hope you enjoy completing the puzzle and learn a little about HIPAA in the process.  You can click the image below to download the PDF version and print it off. Answers Across: 2. PHI 3. backups 5. ice cream 6. HIPAA 8. risk assessment 10. covered entities 12. disaster recovery 15. PII 17. cyber breach 20. cyber security 21. audit 22. lemonade ...

They’re Here! OCR Launches Phase 2 HIPAA Audits. Are You Ready?

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is about to launch the next round of HIPAA audits, designated as Phase 2.  The initial phase of audits in 2011 and 2012 established that security compliance was woefully poor and expectations for these next round of audits are compliance hasn’t improved significantly.  Statistics recently published state that 90% healthcare providers have experienced a breach within the past year! It gets worse.  In 2014, 8 million healthcare records were improperly disclosed or stolen. ...