Protect Medical Data: Nearly Half of Identity Thefts Involve Medical Data and Attacks Continue to Increase

Protect Medical Data In a March 17, 2014 article Forget the Target Breach: Medical ID Theft Is Even Scarier, laid out some very basic concerns about a current lack of focus to protect medical data.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides guidelines for dealing with Protected Health Information (PHI), more commonly known […]

2014 HIPAA Audits a Step Closer to Resuming – GovInfoSecurity

2014 HIPAA Audits A Step Closer The long-expected 2014 HIPAA audits mandated since the passage of the HITECH Act are indeed on their way, according to an article, HIPAA Audits a Step Closer to Resuming: Participating Organizations to Be Selected Soon, published by GovInfoSecurity. Working from announcements at the recent HIMSS14 (where HealthCare Too had ample attendance!), GovInfoSecurity and […]

Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments

Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments This Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments comes from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a US Federal Government organization that works with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards. Among the guidance that NIST provides to the public are its Special Publications (SP). These SPs cover many […]

HIPAA Hosting — Webinar Recording

HIPAA Hosting– The Forecast:  Cloudy with a Chance of Compliance On January 22, 2014 HealthCare Too’s Chief Information Officer, Tim Perry, was the invited industry expert for the 4Medapproved Lunch Learning webinar series.  The purpose of the webinar was to promote awareness for the need to ensure HIPAA compliance in various hosting environments (e.g., Shared, […]

Hefner Touts Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs on CNBC

Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs Christie Hefner, Executive Chairman of Spa Resort Company, made a strong argument for the health and productivity benefits of company-sponsored wellness programs on the  January 16, 2014 airing of CNBC’s Squawk Box.  We at HealthCare Too could not agree more! Andrew Ross Sorkin introduced the subject of the benefits of […]