HIPAA audit

HIPAA Audit: OCR Is On The Move

Last week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the launch of phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program. OCR’s goal is to proactively uncover and address risks and vulnerabilities to protected health information (PHI). Effective immediately, OCR will ensure Covered Entities (CEs), their Business Associates (BAs) and vendors have comprehensive risk management frameworks…

Breast Health Specialists of Oklahoma

Leading specialty care provider assures HIPAA compliance for three years and counting with Aegify Compliance Manager Dr. John Frame, highly respected surgeon and founder of Breast Health Specialists of Oklahoma (BHS of OK), has operated on thousands of breast cancer patients over his nearly three decades of surgical experience. However, he also runs a vibrant,…

$3.5 million fine levied against Triple-S Management Corporation for HIPAA violations

It’s happened again. On Dec 1, 2015, a $3.5 million fine was levied against Triple-S Management Corporation, formerly known as American Health Medicare Inc., for HIPAA violations. OCR’s investigations indicated widespread non-compliance throughout the various subsidiaries of Triple-S, including: Failure to implement appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect the privacy of its beneficiaries’…

Aegify solution selected to protect against cyber threats and HIPAA breaches

CUPERTINO, California USA, October 23, 2015 (Edited February 18, 2016, Novation is now Vizient) – Aegify, a leading provider of risk security and compliance management solutions announced that it has become a Vizient Innovative Technology awarded supplier in the IT Risk, Security Monitoring and Compliance Management category. The award came through Vizient’s Innovative Technology program.…

Combat IT Nightmares

Popular culture is filled with terrifying creatures and beings that haunt the dreams of children at night. Whether it is a ghost or demon or a villain like Freddy Krueger, there is always the common theme of a seemingly unstoppable entity that can inflict damage on whoever it wishes. In the real world of healthcare,…

Offense is Sexy. Defense Wins the Game

What do all team champions have in common?  It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, cricket or just about any other team sport.  With few exceptions, the champion is extraordinarily competent at both offense and defense. Think about healthcare.  Offense is a given.  There are frequent C-Suite discussions about new…