HIPAA Cyber Attack Checklist

Next month, HIPAA cyber security best practices will be a hot topic in Las Vegas at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. One of the biggest questions likely to be asked is: what should you do in the event of a cyber attack?

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), your organization should follow this HIPAA cyber security checklist:
1. Execute your response and mitigation procedures.

Is Your Computer Network Secure Enough for HIPAA? 5 Best Practices

When it comes to protecting patient health information and complying with HIPAA, your Las Vegas health organization is under more pressure than ever before. Nationwide, HIPAA noncompliance fines totaled $19.3 million in 2017. Penalties have increased more than 300% since 2015.

Passing a HIPAA inspection by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) hinges on your network security.

A DIY Approach to Managing the Technology of your Business Can Cost You Millions

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, settled the first HIPAA violation involving a wireless health services provider, CardioNet. The remote heart monitoring company failed to secure a portable device that was stolen from an employee's home1. The settlement called for $2.5 million in fines and a series of corrective implementations.

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