Data Breach Reaction Done Right

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All too often the focus is on how somebody did something wrong with PHI. Really, though, there are so few examples of things done right…to point them out is a challenge. Well, never fear, we seem to have a good example here… That’s right, the Houston Methodist Hospital learned they had a breach, and they Read More

Shredding Shenanagins

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Shredding is an “old school” issue. It doesn’t matter if you have an EHR or not. And as we all know, even with an EHR, that “paper-less office” is far from paper-less. Shredding is becoming an issue. A few months back a member of the cleaning crew stole records that were sitting in the shred Read More

The Big Breaches

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Go Utah Go! Utah Medicaid confirmed that on January 15, 2012 they had a data breach of 6,000 beneficiaries. 10 months earlier, data on 780,000 people was stolen from the same agency. Then in November of 2012, Utah’s state insurance exchange was hacked with a “graffiti attack”. Why do we hear mostly about these huge Read More

Wi-Fi Security

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In the process of accomplishing well over 100 risk assessments, one of the items that is often given “lip service” is wireless network security. At its most basic level, securing a wireless network means assigning a password to the network so not-just-anybody can access the network. Whether this be at the office or a staff Read More

The BYOD Party

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work is all the rage these days. Why? 3 words: Smart Phone, Tablet Smart phones cracked the BYOD barrier not necessarily as a work device, but as a way for someone to stay more connected to the outside world while at work.  As more applications appear, more can be Read More