Compliance & Legal

healthcare DMARC email attacks
By Bill Siwicki 01:21 pm May 18, 2018
The Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance standard can help hospitals protect against ransomware and phishing, but is only successfully used by 1.7 percent of large healthcare organizations.
Defense Health Agency for DoD IG
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm May 08, 2018
Inspector general says Defense Health Agency sites failed to consistently implement technical, physical and administrative protocols and may have violated HIPAA regulations in the process.
eClinicalWorks lawsuit
By Tom Sullivan 11:33 am May 07, 2018
U.S. government got approximately $125 million out of the False Claims case but what about eClinicalWorks customers?
HIPAA compliance
By Jessica Davis 11:46 am May 04, 2018
While gap analysis can find existing vulnerabilities in an organization’s security, it’s not an equal substitution for HIPAA-required risk analysis.
eClinicalWorks DOJ settlement
By Bernie Monegain 09:19 am May 04, 2018
A look at what has transpired since the EHR vendor agreed to pay a fine in the False Claims suit that rattled the industry.
opioid crisis prescription drug monitoring programs
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm April 30, 2018
Issues with data standardization and the differences in regulations inhibit their potential.
EHR contract with Epic

UI Health in Chicago EHR project bidding case will now go to the state ethics board for review. Photo via UI Health

By Jessica Davis 04:17 pm April 20, 2018
The board couldn’t rule out conflict of interest in the $62 million contract signed between Epic and the academic medical center to overhaul its legacy EHR and billing systems.
FDA medical device cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 04:23 pm April 18, 2018
The agency released a five-point plan outlining regulatory changes to bolster medical device safety, including requiring manufacturers ensure devices can be updated and patched.
New Jersey Virtua Medical HIPAA breach

Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm April 09, 2018
The penalty highlights the need for healthcare providers to thoroughly vet third-party vendors to ensure security best practices.
HHS asks court to dismiss Ciox lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm April 09, 2018
The medical records vendor sued the agency in January for ‘absurd’ enforcement -- but HHS claims that CiOX has no constitutional standing for such a case.

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