eCW Whistleblower Made The Difference – Ep 109

There are countless times we have covered the "my EHR vendor handles HIPAA for me" misconception. The recent $155 million whistleblower lawsuit settlement between eClinicalWorks (eCW) and the government really brings it home how wrong you can be about EHR vendors....

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5 Stages Of Grief During A Cyber Attack – Ep 108

The 5 stages of grief during a cyber attack really do follow the process of dealing with grief in those familiar 5 stages. Many don't realize that ransomware attacks aren't always just the result of someone clicking in an email and running a program.  As Erie County...

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Disclosure of PHI in May OCR settlements – Ep 106

Disclosure of PHI was the theme for the month of May's settlements.  OCR continued their enforcement trend for 2017 with 2 more settlements announced in May.  These stand out on their own because the focus is specific disclosure of PHI instead of major breaches.  A...

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Answering Listener Questions – Ep 105

A wide variety of questions have come in from listeners over the last few weeks. The list is so good we have a whole episode devoted just to answering listener questions.  At least one of these will likely apply to you if not several. [spp-player...

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What should we learn from WannaCry? – Ep 104

All of those ransomware outbreaks we have been dealing with since last year were overshadowed this past week by WannaCry.  This has been called the most destructive attack ever.  The most concerning part is that was how bad it was but the US wasn't hit that hard....

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Managing Third Party Access – Ep 103

You may not even know about all the applications and support logins that vendors use on your applications, systems, and networks. Vendors may set up admin passwords and share them with their whole staff to support you. If they have unlimited access to the systems out...

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Are we creating a crisis of trust in healthcare? – Ep 101

Are we creating a crisis of trust in healthcare? A business partner put that question out to us recently. We have already been looking at several angles to discuss the patient part in all of this breach and ransomware news. This question seems like the perfect way to...

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Top 10 HIPAA Lessons – Ep 100

For our 100th episode we wanted to do a Top 10 list.  After some thought, we landed on the Top 10 HIPAA Lessons we hope you get from our little podcast. There is also a chance to with $100 in here too! It is hard to believe that we are publishing our 100th episodes of...

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Examples of what not to do from OCR AGAIN – Ep 99

OCR Resolutions 3 and 4 for 2017 were released in February.  Examples of what not to do from OCR were released AGAIN.  We kept waiting for another resolution to be announced and lump them together.  Once we gave up and recorded this episode to review those two you...

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State privacy laws vs HIPAA who wins? Ep – 98

State privacy laws are often overlooked in discussions.  More importantly, they can be overlooked in practices too.  If you have state privacy laws (or breach notification laws), you are responsible for understanding those requirements relating to your information...

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