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    State Data Breach Notification Laws

    The nation’s patchwork of state data breach notification laws is now complete. Find out how these breach notification laws will affect you.

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    Understanding Business Associate Relationship

    A series of recent enforcement actions confirms just how serious the government is about assessing monetary penalties against covered entities.

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    HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline is Close

    Healthcare providers and other HIPAA covered entities have until February 28, 2018 to report to the U.S. Department of Health... read more.

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    A New Year Brings New Cyber Security Threats

    2018 brings new challenges, including the security flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre. Read more.

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    Lessons Learned From Breach of Nearly 500,000

    A recent report indicates that nearly 500,000 individual health records were breached in September 2017.

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    The Social Doctor

    Five ways to use social media to your advantage:

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    Virus Alert: Worldwide 'WannaCry' Ransomware

    Last Friday, cyber criminals launched a global ransomware attack against businesses and government agencies in 150 countries.

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    HIPAA: Key Areas Where Problems Occur

    In 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its latest report concerning HIPAA breaches, security and breach notification...

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    Patient Privacy and Social Media

    During the last several years, social media has become more prevalent in our personal and professional lives. For health care professionals...

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    Electronic Communications in Healthcare

    Managing the flow and security of information in a medical practice. Electronic communication creates liability in mainly two ways: failing to...

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    Decoding the Importance of Encryption

    Encrypting data is very important in healthcare, not only for HIPAA compliance, but also for protecting your patients’ health data...

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    Managing Your Cyber Risk

    As a physician it is your job to ensure that your patients’ protected health information is safeguarded. Cyber attacks against hospitals...