How Secure Is Your Laptop?

Laptop

Let’s just say if your laptop has access to confidential patient information, it might make sense to have your i’s dotted and your t’s crossed when it comes to laptop security. MSPmentor reported this week that a Pennsylvania provider was fined $2.5 million dollars when a laptop containing patient information was stolen and hacked into, … [Read more…]

Doc Vader On Nurse Staffing Ratios

Doc Vader

While engaging in a psych appointment with Leia, Doc Vader frankly discusses his opinions regarding nursing staff ratios. Everyone needs an occasional HIPPA joke in their life. Click below to watch the video. For daily HIPPA News visit our HIPAA News sidebar at https://hipaanews.net If you would like to receive an email update every time HIPAA news posts … [Read more…]

$400,000 HIPAA Breach Penalty In Denver, Colorado

MSP Mentor recently posted an article stating a network of public health clinics in the Denver, Colorado have been fined $400,000 for HIPAA data breaches. The breaches occurred through phishing (aka email hacking), gaining electronic health records of over 3,000 patients. “Investigators from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) found … [Read more…]

Can HIPAA Violations Occur Through Our Smart Watches or Fitbits?

CSO Online published an article discussing the “10 Security Risks of Wearables”. The article presents an informative breakdown of the security risks wearables potentially bring into the work environment. “IT should treat wearables like any other computing device on their network, Manzuik says. ‘When possible, consider segregating IoT devices to their own network and don’t … [Read more…]

Doc Vader Strikes Again!

It’s Monday morning folks and we could all use a little laughter to start off the week. Below is Doc Vader versus Human Resources.   For daily HIPPA News visit our HIPAA News sidebar at https://hipaanews.net If you would like to receive an email update every time HIPAA news posts a blog, sign up on our website … [Read more…]

Health Records and Cybercriminals

E Commerce Times recently posted an article titled, “Why are Health Records so Valuable to Cybercriminals?” The article describes why cybercriminals like to target electronic health records (EHR) and explains how HIPAA does, and at times does not, protect EHRs. To check out the full article visit: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84417.html  For daily HIPPA News visit our HIPAA News sidebar … [Read more…]

Doc Vadar on Hutt Shaming

If you have not yet had the pleasure of checking out Doc Vadar, the time has arrived. Darth Vadar finished med school and has become Doc Vadar. He brings an array of HIPAA jokes in the form of “dark humor”. In this episode he discusses Jabba the Hutt’s obesity by “not violating HIPAA”, but merely “telling you a FACT”. … [Read more…]