HHS Awards $40 Million in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Fight Zika

09. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $39 million in funding to 23 health centers in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands and $1 million to two Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to help combat the Zika virus. The health center awardees will use this funding over a three-year ...

Partners HealthCare CISO reveals the top 5 keys to breach response

08. December 2016 Health 0
Over the course of just a few months, Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare experienced four separate data breaches across its affiliate hospitals. That gave the health system some valuable real-world experience in breach response, said CISO Jigar Kadakia.   Powered by WPeMatico

OCR: Onsite HIPAA audits coming in 2017

07. December 2016 Health 0
HHS Office for Civil Rights said the chances of getting audited are slim, but officials offered advice about what they’re looking for when they do conduct an assessment. Powered by WPeMatico