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    HIPAA Audits: Getting Ready

    Attorney Highlights Essential Preparation Steps By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Audits: Getting Ready

    With federal regulators moving closer to restarting the delayed HIPAA compliance audit program, now is the time for covered entities and business associates to prepare for potential scrutiny, says healthcare attorney Brad Rostolsky.

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    Committee Passes Bill Altering HIPAA

    Research-Boosting Legislation Calls for Changing Privacy Rule By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Committee Passes Bill Altering HIPAA

    The 21st Century Cure bill, designed to advance medical research and innovation, has passed another Congressional hurdle without any revisions to controversial provisions that call for significant changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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    CISO: Compliance Is Wrong InfoSec Focus

    Tips for Building Stronger Information Security Programs By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    CISO: Compliance Is Wrong InfoSec Focus

    Although the 2015 Healthcare Information Security Today survey shows improving regulatory compliance is priority No. 1, CISO Cris Ewell of Seattle Children's Hospital suggests building a strong information security program should be a higher priority.

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    Reducing Business Associate Risks

    Attorney Gives Tips for Improving Vendors' HIPAA Compliance By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Reducing Business Associate Risks

    Many covered entities aren't taking the steps needed to reduce the risks involved when business associates access protected health information, says attorney David Holtzman, who analyzes results of the Healthcare Information Security Today survey.

  • Article

    Bill Altering Privacy Rule Advances

    Legislation Is Designed to Boost Medical Research, Innovation By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Bill Altering Privacy Rule Advances

    An amended version of the 21st Century Cure bill has passed its first Congressional hurdle without revisions to provisions that would significantly change the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The bill also would set penalties for blocking information sharing.

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