National Nurses Week 2018 – Nurses: Inspire. Innovate. Influence

Third Rock would like to take this chance to salute the nation's Nurses for their role in patient safety - clinical safety, physical safety, and cyber safety. It's nurses of all types who are on the front lines of protecting patients from cyber threats - such as identity theft. ransomware, and device hacking -  by practicing good "cyber hygiene."  Good job, nurses - THANKS for all you do to keep all of us cyber safe! ...

HIPAA Compliance is a Business Decision

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a technology vendor who is starting to move into the healthcare space. Their technology isn’t used in the creation or manipulation of patients’ protected health information (PHI), but they do store information on behalf of healthcare organizations that could potentially include PHI. They wanted to know, “Are we required to comply with HIPAA?” Technically – yes. On the other hand, there are hundreds of healthcare organizations and healthcare vendors who act ...