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Q3 2023 - And We Thought LAST Quarter was Bad!
Over 45 million records were impacted, which is nearly double the number in the previous quarter. And an attack on a Business Associate led to a very bad outcome for a major healthcare system.
The last two quarters’ combined totals rise to a level we haven’t seen since 2015.
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These elements combine best practices with situational awareness to address the people, process, and tool dynamics of cybersecurity and data privacy programs.
To reduce the likelihood of security incidents and data breaches, programs are designed for specific cyber-threats and environments.
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Our healthcare hospital customers range from academic medical centers to critical access hospitals.
We also serve specialty hospitals, freestanding ambulatory sites, and practice management organizations.
Our customers include start-up business associates to mature software/service vendors.
We assist universities with HIPAA-compliant programs and student health centers.
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Professional organizations reach out to us for expertise, knowledge transfer, and advisory services.
For over 20 years, our trusted advisors have shared their perspectives, insights, and observations on “top of mind” healthcare topics and trends with journalists and media professionals for a number of industry publications.
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Here’s what we’re reading—and writing—today:
Senior Security Consultant Kathy Elliott O'Neil, CHC, RP-CMMC has over 30 years in information technology and information security, privacy, and...Read More
Senior Privacy/Security Consultant Mikki Massey, MHA, CHC, CHPC has over 40 years of healthcare experience, working with hospitals, home health,...Read More
Jill Burrington-Brown, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, a tw-Security Senior Privacy/Security Consultant, brings nearly 40 years of data privacy/compliance and educator experience...Read More
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