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What “HIPAA-compliant” really means

If your practice were to come under a random audit for monitoring compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), would you pass? Learn what it really means to be in compliance with HIPAA and learn tips from experts. Dana DeMasters, a privacy and security officer at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri, and […]

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Why Data Breach Prevention Will Steer HIMSS15

… Even before the Anthem and Premera data breaches, healthcare organizations were well aware that cybersecurity threats were on the rise. Several of the education sessions at HIMSS further demonstrate this fact, and will provide in-depth insight and tips for how facilities can keep sensitive information secure, while still ensuring that the latest technologies can […]

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HIPAA preparation: An expedition without end

“A decent compliance officer’s job is to make certain that over this journey, you’re remaining on the right trails.” When Tom Walsh became the first information security manager for a huge, multi-hospital system in Kansas City in 1992, people outside the organization had slight awareness of what the job necessitated. “Since then, my aim has […]

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Reporting HIPAA Breaches: A New Approach

Regulators Enhance Web Portal for Notification … “Many large companies are self-insured through some third party administrator, or TPA,” notes security expert Tom Walsh, president of the consulting firm tw-Security, which was recently rebranded from its former name, Tom Walsh Consulting. So it’s no surprise that Sony would store employee health information, he says. “I’m […]

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