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Breaking News! HHS Announces Revised 42 CFR Part 2

Breaking News! HHS announces revised 42 CFR Part 2 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has adopted and revised the Confidentiality of Substance...

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What's Your Social Distancing Strategy for Your Facility?

Social distancing also called "physical distancing," means keeping space between yourself and other people. To practice social or physical distancing we are advised to stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people. The...

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USA Leads the Way with the Most Expensive Healthcare Data Breaches

The cost of not adequately protecting healthcare information comes at a high cost to the healthcare industry. According to the most recent annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average total cost of a data breach is up to $3.92...

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Lines of Communication are Essential for Building a Culture of Compliance

Essentials for Establishing a Culture of Compliance In a healthcare organization, a successful compliance program details the organization's commitment to ethical behavior. Compliance must be embedded in...

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Its a New Year: Are Your Systems Up to Date?

Something about Calendar Year 2020 feels futuristic. Afterall, it is two decades past the year 2000 (Y2K) - the year when significant problems were anticipated due to the computer programming shortcut related to the formatting and storage of...

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OCR Guidance on Preventing, Mitigating, and Responding to Ransomware

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Fall Cybersecurity Newsletter, titled What Happened to My Data? Update of Preventing, Mitigating and Responding to Ransomware, was released on December 2, 2019. OCR defines ransomware as a type of...

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