Compliance & Legal

CIO business associates risk

Ed Ricks, CIO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital

By Mike Miliard 08:05 am March 27, 2017
"Any time we contract with any vendor on any of the relationships, then we go through the analysis: Are they a business associate or not?" said Beaufort Memorial Hospital CIO Ed Ricks.
By Jessica Davis 01:01 pm March 02, 2017
While the number of flaws has decreased from year to year, HHS still needs to work on identity and access management, security training and incident response, among other areas.

John Moynihan, global manager, healthcare vertical, at Extreme Networks

By 01:10 pm February 24, 2017
The engine provides an automated scored assessment that enables IT to understand how network changes may impact compliance with HIPAA and PCI standards.

Medicomp CEO Dave Lareau

By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm February 24, 2017
The new system delivers optimized EHR data for physicians that is easy to digest and promotes new levels of clinical insights, the vendor says.

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.
By Mike Miliard 11:51 am February 01, 2017
The new initiative aims to takes the guesswork out readiness, articulating threats, mapping them to CSF controls and giving healthcare organizations a blueprint for better cybersecurity posture.
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am January 19, 2017
The settlement is related to the 2011 theft of a USB drive that contained the ePHI of 2,209 members from the life insurance company's IT department.
By Jessica Davis 11:45 am January 09, 2017
Four experts discuss the lessons the healthcare industry learned the hard way this past year – and the need for much stronger security measures in 2017.
cybersecurity HIMSS17
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 30, 2016
Everything attendees need to know about cybersecurity events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, which includes a cybersecurity command center, educational sessions and an all-day forum.

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls

By Jordan Rau 09:01 am December 30, 2016
Latest hospital injury fines include crackdown on antibiotic resistant germs.

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