Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law
New law defines a deadline by which Texas businesses must report data breaches.
What we can learn from MD Anderson's $4.3 million HIPAA penalty
MD Anderson Cancer Center was recently fined for HIPAA violations. Let's go behind the headlines and take a look at the case.
HIPAA and the opioid crisis
On October 27, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued guidance on how HIPAA allows information sharing to respond to the opioid crisis.
Cyber security: Back to basics
Basic cyber security tips and responsibilities.
Clearing up the Confusion: Charging Your Patients for Medical Record Copies
Brief description of federal and Texas rules for charging for medical record copies and scenarios to show the differences between the federal and Texas calculations.
Breach began with phishing email
Phishing emails lead to attacks on networks, when authorized users receive an email that appears legitimate.
Risk alert — Phishing emails sent as official OCR communication
The Office of Civil Rights is alerting physician practices and other HIPAA-covered entities about phishing emails that are being sent disguised as official OCR audit communication.
Authentication — A vulnerability in your practice?
Under the ever-present threat of an attack by cyber criminals, health care entities are taking a closer look at ways to strengthen and safeguard their authentication methods.
What to do if you are a victim of ransomware
Ransomware action plan that could help you and your IT staff members preserve sensitive data and limit the extent of a breach.
Federal government expands HIPAA investigations
Beginning August 2016, the government agency in charge of investigating HIPAA violations will expand its investigations to include smaller breaches — those affecting fewer than 500 individuals.
The next round of OCR HIPAA audits is here. Are you ready?
TMLT offers four steps to help you prepare.
TMLT's Privacy and Security Toolkit Now Available
TMLT’s Privacy and Security Toolkit consists of three components: the Comparison Tool, the Introduction to Developing Physician Office Training, and a Guide to Getting Started.
Privacy and Security Update: Risk Analysis for Health Care Professionals
Three options for conducting HIPAA-required risk analysis.