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Common Findings in OCR’s Record Year of HIPAA Enforcement

2018 ended up being a record year for HIPAA enforcement actions!  According to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 10 cases were settled and one case granted summary judgment in a case before an Administrative Law Judge totaling over $28…

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OSHA Announces Decline in Workplace Fatalities

In December 2018, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), issued a statement regarding a decline in workplace fatalities for 2017. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2017, there were 43 fewer workplace…

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Don’t SRA it Alone.. We Have the Security Risk Analysis Tools to Guide You!

The last few weeks we have been educating you with our recent articles about spoofing and phishing that threaten your cyber-security!  Healthcare organizations are always going to be a target from malicious characters because of the endless amount of personal…

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National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 1, 2019

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Wear RED with Healthcare Compliance Pros as we support National Wear Red Day. The first Friday of February is designated as American Heart Month where businesses and individuals all across the country join in support to eradicate heart disease and…

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How Would You Improve HIPAA? Let OCR Know!

Reminder for Comments on Improving Care Coordination and HIPAA Rules The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), sent out a reminder for input from the public on how the Health Insurance Portability and…

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What is Phishing and How Common is it?

What is Phishing and How Common is it? Phishing is an attempt to acquire personal information such as usernames, passwords or financial information via impersonation or by spoofing. Despite how simple they are, phishing attacks continue to become a larger…

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