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What Hospitals Need to Know (and DO) about Vulnerable Medical Devices

On the popular tv show Homeland, Vice President Walden’s hacked pacemaker became the weapon for his assassination. In an interview last year, former Vice President Dick Cheney confirmed that the possibility of his pacemaker being hacked had been discussed and the...

OCR to Healthcare Providers: “Do We Have Your Attention?”

If the $1.7 Million penalty announced recently by OCR didn’t get your attention, how does $4.8 Million sound? In the Department of Health and Human Services’ greatest fine levied to date, two partner healthcare organizations settled with an agreement to pay what, at...

You’ve Got This . . . Stay Confident in the Face of Bad IT Security News

3 Lessons to Learn from the Internet Explorer Vulnerability News Despite the best efforts of government agencies, corporations, and consumers, it seems that every day there is news of systems hacked, data compromised, and glitches in software and online tools that we...

Are You Ready for Your HIPAA Compliance Audit?

Should You Wait for HHS to Come Calling? In February, Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) announced the return of the HIPAA audit program conducted in 2012. We see more details emerging about their focus in the upcoming round of audits...