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Cyber security news and case studies

  • Cyber criminal pretends to be OCR investigator to obtain PHI

    Cyber criminal pretends to be OCR investigator to obtain PHI

    The OCR is warning about an increase in malicious behavior by cyber criminals seeking access to protected health information.

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  • Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    On-demand webinar discussing: HIPAA and patient privacy; sharing PHI with public health authorities; and preparing for coronavirus in your practice.

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  • Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    These incidents highlight the catastrophic consequences of ransomware attacks.

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  • Cyber fraud case study: Failure to recognize phishing email

    Cyber fraud case study: Failure to recognize phishing email

    The hospital received an email invoice from the ED group with instructions to send payment to a new account.

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  • Cyber criminals hijack video calls; FBI provides recommendations

    Our increased dependency on teleconferencing has created new opportunities and incentives for cyber criminals to hack into video calls.

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  • OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    HHS OCR announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties against health care providers using telehealth services to care for patients during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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  • HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and public health emergencies: updates from the OCR

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  • Cyber criminals launching more professional attacks

    Cyber criminals launching more professional attacks

    As more cyber crime victims choose to pay ransom, cybercriminals are employing customer service tactics to engage with victims.

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  • Cyber security basics: Hardening your network20:09

    Cyber security basics: Hardening your network

    Simply complying with the HIPAA Security Rule is not enough to ensure your practice is equipped with strong cyber security. Robert Felps and Ed Jones of Third Rock, a top cyber risk management firm, s

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  • Surviving an OCR investigation22:41

    Surviving an OCR investigation

    Learn what could happen if the OCR investigates your practice, for either a breach or a complaint. TMLT hosts Kassie Toerner and Cathy Bryant are joined by a Texas physician who survived an OCR invest

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  • Disjunction in health care data security

    Data security and control of information in health care lag behind other industries.

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  • The next round of OCR HIPAA audits is here. Are you ready?

    TMLT offers four steps to help you prepare.

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  • New Texas privacy laws more stringent than HIPAA — Requirements take effect September 1, 2012

    Case examples that describe how the new Texas privacy laws will affect physicians.

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  • Auditing information systems activity36:06

    Auditing information systems activity

    In this webinar recording, we discuss the HIPAA Security Rule requirement to regularly review records of information system activity. During this interactive, fast-paced session, our experts: - explo

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  • Budgeting for HIPAA and cyber security33:17

    Budgeting for HIPAA and cyber security

    HIPAA compliance is a journey, not a destination — and that journey needs to be funded. Unfortunately, HIPAA and cyber security budgets are often seriously underfunded by health care organizations – o

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  • 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.

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  • Charging for copies of medical records: Rules released

    The amount you can charge for supplying copies of medical records has changed, as the Office of Civil Rights has issued guidance that clarifies allowable fees.

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  • HIPAA privacy in emergency situations

    HHS and OCR are reminding HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates that protections of the HIPAA Privacy Rule are not “set aside” during an emergency.

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  • Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Corrective actions taken to enhance privacy and security may introduce usability issues.

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  • What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?1:51

    What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?

    John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes the costs - both direct and indirect - of a cyber data breach.

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