Posts Tagged HIPAA

Why do cyber criminals want your healthcare data?

During a recent presentation a member of the audience asked me why cyber criminals would want to steal a person’s healthcare data. It is easy to understand why they would want to steal payment card data — but healthcare data — not so obvious. Here is a great answer: A crook would love [healthcare data] because, “in the world […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Anatomy of a Data Breach

I am looking forward to presenting a (free) webinar for healthcare professionals on “Anatomy of a Data Breach.” The webinar is free because it is being brought to you by the great folks at SmartTraining, LLC. You can learn more about the topics that will be covered on this page. It will be from 12:00 PM […]

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What do the penalties look like for a HIPAA violation?

Here you go — they are rising and here is where they currently stand. As you can see, data breach is serious business and serious for your business. VIOLATION TYPE EACH VIOLATION REPEAT VIOLATIONS/YR Did Not Know $100 – $50,000 $1,500,000 Reasonable Cause $1,000 – $50,000 $1,500,000 Willful Neglect – Corrected $10,000 – $50,000 $1,500,000 […]

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Holy Cow – Do You Think This Is A HIPAA Privacy Violation?

Here is the best way I can frame this up: if you were the patient that had to go to the emergency room for constipation, would you want that information displayed publicly? Here is why I ask … It is Saturday morning and I am blogging on my iphone from a semi-private room in the […]

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