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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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Wrapping Up 2019 with Brand New Training Available!

Healthcare Compliance Pros is wrapping up the end of 2019 with brand new courses available on December 11, 2019! Caring for Patients in the LGBTQ Community - Issues and concerns for LGBTQ patients can often arise in healthcare. While...

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Have a Holly Jolly SRA!

The end of the year is approaching and here at Healthcare Compliance Pros, we are ready for the holidays! However, with the end of the year comes the deadline to complete a Security Risk Analysis (SRA) for 2019 as well. We're here to remind...

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$3 Million HIPAA Settlement for Failing to Encrypt Mobile Devices

Mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets have many beneficial uses in the healthcare facility if the appropriate safeguards are in place! Mobile storage devices such as external hard drives and flash drives can be extremely...

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Multiple HIPAA Violations Leads to a $2.5 Million Civil Monetary Penalty

For one covered entity, violations of the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules ended up costing them over $2.15 million! The covered entity has already paid the full civil monetary penalty (CMP) and did not contest the Office for Civil...

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OCR Reminds Us of the Importance of Protecting Patients with HIV from Discrimination

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a successful corrective action and resolution for a complaint against a covered entity. According to OCR, the complaint alleged that Florida Orthopaedic unlawfully canceled surgery because of a...

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