Posts Tagged ‘HIPAA’

4-Step Plan for HIPAA Compliance [Infographic]

While HIPAA privacy and security rules are standardized, healthcare organizations still must interpret the rules to determine how to assess their own risk of security breaches - and prevent them. The infographic below from PerfectServe outlines the problem with protecting health information, that electronic protected health information, or ePHI, is being compromised by cyber-attacks and […]

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81% of Healthcare Organizations Report Their IT Security Has Been Compromised

Four-fifths (81%) of executives at healthcare providers and payers say their information technology has been compromised by cyber-attacks, says a new report. The 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey found that among the 223 chief information officers, chief technology officers and chief compliance officers polled, their healthcare organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, […]

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HIPAA Security Breaches Cost $24 Million On Average [Infographic]

Any data breach is ultimately expensive. But a HIPAA data breach? That'll cost your organization the big bucks. With data breaches expected to reach $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, which is four times the expected cost for cyber crime in 2015, healthcare organizations must be prepared for security breaches. The infographic below from Privacy Analytics […]

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6 Simple Steps to Prevent a HIPAA Breach

Hospital employees who peek at high-profile patient medical records out of curiosity may not-so-curiously find themselves out of a job. At least one hospital sent a strong message recently and might serve as an example, when 14 of Carilion Clinic’s (Roanoke, Va.) employees were found to have accessed a high-profile patient’s medical records “without a […]

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