Warnings of Current HIPAA Compliance Scams

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a warning of fraudulent postcards targeting healthcare organizations. 

The Difference of Having a Compliance Manager

At The IT Company, we have many customers in the medical field, so we have some first-hand knowledge of the complexity of healthcare compliance.  In our many years of experience, we have seen how [...]

ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Targeting Very Specific Users

A new strain of Ransomware called "Defray" is spreading it's way around. This is different in how it is being targeted and distributed. The distribution of Defray has several notable [...]

The Cyber Warfare Cell that Worries the West

Is North Korea behind the WannaCry Ransomware strain that hit a couple of weeks ago? A recent Reuters article points out what is happening in North Korea and it seems more and more signs are point [...]

Anthem data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker

The large-scale cybersecurity attack on Anthem in 2015 that led to 78.8 million consumer records potentially being exposed in a data breach was caused by a foreign nation attacker, according to [...]

Children’s Medical Center Issued $3.2M OCR HIPAA Penalty

Ouch! The part about this that really stings is this opening line "Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s) was recently given an OCR HIPAA civil money penalty due to ePHI disclosure and [...]

February 8th, 2017 |Categories: OCR, Penalties, Healthcare, HealthcareIT, HIPAA, Compliance

How does the 21st Cures Act Affect Healthcare IT?

President Obama is preparing to sign into law the new 21st Century Cures Act, but how will this affect Healthcare IT?

December 9th, 2016 |Categories: EHR, Obama, HITECH, HIPAA

Former executive assistant director of the FBI highlights comprehensive education and proactive planning to create strong ransomware preparation measures

Healthcare ransomware has quickly become one of the top cybersecurity concerns for both covered entities and business associates, according to a recent HealthcareIT Security blog post.

The Sad State of Healthcare IT Security

Healthcare Data Breaches, Ransomware Top Challenges in 2017

The latest Black Book poll (Read it here) of healthcare PR clients showed that physician satisfaction and medico-legal problems are no longer the key concerns, and that 2017 will see a higher [...]

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