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IS YOUR EMAIL SAFE?

by Michael Brody

Just a few days ago Cybernews reported the largest compilation of emails and passwords were leaked on a public forum.
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Congress Passes an Amendment to the HIPAA Laws

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

Amidst all of the other events in Washington DC in January, a law was passed that amended the HIPAA Regulations. . The amendment requires the department of Health and Human Services to take certain items into account during a HIPAA investigation. The text of the bill reads as follows:
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You have upgraded your office equipment – now what?

by Michael Brody

It is important to realize that many of the devices in your office may contain patient information, even after you are no longer using the devices. Information can be stored in hard drives and memory that is on circuit boards and if the information finds it way into the wrong hands you have a HIPAA Violation.
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Another HIPAA Breach Due related to Email

by Michael Brody

Last week we published an article that Prestera Health was breached due to a vulnerability in their email system. This Week Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, WA experienced a breach related to their email system.
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Maintain a Culture of Compliance: December

by Tahlia Brody, CHP, VP of Customer Service TLD Systems

in order to be HIPAA Compliant, you must maintain a "Culture of Compliance" at your office. This can include keeping your software up-to-date, regular required training and addressing risks that pose to your office. This month we address dedicating a privacy officer, testing your backups and proper disposal of patient records.
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How does the government find out about HIPAA violations?

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

One of the more common causes of Government Investigations into possible HIPAA violations are patient complaints.
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Even Governments can be fined for HIPAA Violations

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

New Haven, Connecticut failed to terminate an employee’s access to their Health Records System after the employee left. The former employee may have accessed a file containing the Protected Health Information of only 498 Patients.
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Understanding the HIPAA Right of Access Rule

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

When we discuss HIPAA most of the articles have been on security and breaches, but HIPAA goes well beyond privacy and Security.  One aspect of the HIPAA rule is the “Right of Access”.   OCR (The Office for Civil Rights – the branch of HHS the enforces HIPAA) is enforcing this law even more strongly since the 21 Century Cures Act was published.  OCR has begun to levy fines against organizations that are in violation of the “Right of Access” rule.
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Maintain a Culture of Compliance: September

by Tahlia Brody, CHP, VP of Customer Service TLD Systems

in order to be HIPAA Compliant, you must maintain a "Culture of Compliance" at your office. This can include keeping your software up-to-date, regular required training and addressing risks that pose to your office. This month we address HIPAA training, encrypting your drives and Business Associate Agreements
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Clinic Pays $1.5 Million for Data Breach
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Clinic Pays $1.5 Million for Data Breach

by Dr. Michael Brody, DPM, CEO TLD Systems

Very often we have companies that provide us with computer hardware and software support can access our computer systems. The question is how secure are our trusted partners? In this case an Orthopedic Clinic did not properly manage access to their network and it cost them $1.5 million.
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