U.S., Canada Issue Ransomware Alert

With a new ransomware incidents popping up almost on a daily basis, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in collaboration with Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC), have issued an official ransomware alert. While the alert intended to educate the general population to the threat and how to combat becoming a victim it also…

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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…

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Avoiding Future Ransomware Attacks (Malware) Targeting Healthcare Providers

The “Ransomware” attack (Malware) described below definitely highlights the key value that the Aegify solutions suite offers to any scale of enterprises. The appropriate use of our security scanning and remediation solution would definitely have significantly mitigated the probability of such an attack from occurring as the organization would have stayed on top of any software…

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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,…

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Internal Medicine Associates of Memphis Achieves HIPAA compliance

Background & Challenges “We had no idea where our compliance posture stood, or how much of our daily practices were already in compliance. However we did know that we were not in compliance as much as we should’ve been,” said Donnell, office manager for Internal Medicine Associates of Memphis, Tennessee. This is not an uncommon…

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Finding ‘Meaningful Use’ in a simple HIPAA Solution

Background & Challenges Barbara is the office manager for a Grand Rapids, Michigan family practice with four staffers and 1800 patients. The practitioner has been providing healthcare services to patients for 24 years. While attending her monthly association meeting of regional physician office managers, Barbara met local services provider Joe Dylewski, president of ATMP Solutions,…

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$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’…

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A Right Approach to Cyber Security

There is no denying the fact that cyber threats are on the rise. Cyber threats are growing in sophistication with each passing year. However, what is more alarming is the fact that most organizations are unable to effectively address and avert these threats. A recent PWC survey reveals that nearly 62 percent of organizations do…

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