HIPAA Compliant Hosting

HIPAA Lawsuit: $1.4 Million Walgreens Love Triangle

Sam Guiliano December 6, 2014 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

This piece argues for independently audited self-encrypting HIPAA storage as a service for healthcare companies. We review it within the broad enforcement and liability context, proceeding as follows:

  • Data Privacy Monitor: Surge of fines expected this year
  • Indianapolis Star: $1.4 million Walgreens love triangle
  • Analysis: Case places further pressure on the industry
  • Defense: Walgreens perspective & vicarious liability
  • In it together: Business associates post-Omnibus

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HIPPA Compliant Hosting for Hospitals & ASP’s – Part 2

Sam Guiliano November 8, 2014 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

<<< Part 1: Avoid the Wall of Shame & Stay Within Budget

DIY HIPAA compliance strategy #1 – protect PHI

You have to make sure that none of the EMR undergoes loss or theft, or is otherwise available to illegitimate third parties. Per Bendix in his August Medical Economics report, mobile computing generally represents the most significant risk for providers because it’s simple for a thief to grab a portable device and abscond with the patient data. That applies to laptops just as it does to thumb drives: the vulnerable characteristic is that they are “easily picked up and carried,” says Tennant of the MGMA-ACMPE.

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HIPAA Questions Answered – A Real World Scenario

Sam Guiliano October 28, 2014 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

HIPAA Questions Answered

Topics: Cyber Liability Insurance, Patching, Disaster Recovery, Encryption at Rest & Data Destruction

Healthcare companies around the United States know that they must meet the standards of two landmark pieces of healthcare legislation, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009). Although of course many healthcare providers, plans, and data clearinghouses care about the privacy and security of their patient information, these regulations sought (in part) to make failing to protect sensitive medical data extremely unattractive.

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