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The HITECH Act and HIPAA

NEW VIDEO: The HITECH Act and HIPAA

With the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, it has caused a number of issues for employers. It is crucial for employers to stay in legal compliance to avoid audits, and the substantial […]

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New OIG Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an educational resource for governing boards entitled Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight (Practical Guidance). The Practical Guidance was […]

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DHS Issues Alert Warning of New Cybersecurity Threats

On March 31, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued Alert TA16-091A warning of new ransomware variants—such as Locky and Samas—responsible for infecting computers at several health care facilities in the first quarter of 2016. Ransomware is a type of […]