Is Drip HIPAA Compliant?

Drip is a CRM that allows clients to build custom automated marketing campaigns through email and SMS. But is Drip HIPAA compliant? The answer is discussed below. Why Does it Matter if Drip is HIPAA Compliant? Under HIPAA, a software provider is considered a business associate when they create, maintain, store, receive, or transmit protected health information (PHI) on behalf of their healthcare [...]

2021-01-05T13:24:41-05:00December 31st, 2020|

Aetna ACE Breach Affects 480k Patients

Aetna ACE has announced that it has suffered a healthcare breach. According to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) breach portal, the incident affected 484,157 patients. More details regarding the Aetna ACE breach are discussed below. What Caused the Aetna ACE Breach? On December 22, Aetna announced that they had suffered a healthcare breach affecting 484,157 patients. So what happened? Aetna contracts [...]

2021-01-04T09:50:47-05:00December 30th, 2020|

HIPAA and COVID Contact Tracing

In an effort to stave off the spread of COVID, the Trump administration is proposing changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. More details on HIPAA and COVID contact tracing are discussed. HIPAA and COVID Contact Tracing: Proposed Changes Earlier this month the Trump administration proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including giving patients more control over their health information and removing [...]

2021-01-05T13:32:44-05:00December 29th, 2020|

Is Podium HIPAA Compliant?

Podium is a software provider that allows organizations to contact customers through text messaging. Healthcare organizations can use Podium to schedule and confirm appointments, collect payments, and solicit patient reviews. But is Podium HIPAA compliant? The answer is discussed below. Is Podium HIPAA Compliant: Security Measures When working with healthcare clients, Podium is considered a business associate. As such, they must have security [...]

2021-01-04T09:50:48-05:00December 28th, 2020|

HIPAA Right of Access Enforcement Continues

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its thirteenth right of access fine, bringing the 2020 fine total to eighteen fines. The HIPAA right of access enforcement is discussed below. $36,000 Fine Issued Under HIPAA Right of Access Enforcement Peter Wrobel, M.D., P.C., also known as Elite Primary Care, has agreed to a HIPAA settlement to settle right of access violations. [...]

2021-01-12T18:44:19-05:00December 23rd, 2020|

European Medicines Agency COVID Vaccine Data Hack

European Medicines Agency (EMA), a partner of Pfizer and BioNTech, reported that they were the victim of a cyberattack. EMA confirmed that their COVID vaccine data had been accessed by an unauthorized entity, but there is no evidence of data corruption. More details on the European Medicines Agency COVID vaccine data hack is discussed. What Does the European Medicines Agency COVID Vaccine Data Hack Mean? [...]

2021-01-04T09:50:48-05:00December 22nd, 2020|

HIPAA Cybersecurity Best Practices Incentivized in Proposed Bill 

Recent legislation approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee known as HR 7898 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to incentivize a covered entity’s or business associate’s HIPAA cybersecurity best practices. Under this legislation, HHS, when deciding whether to issue a fine, would take into account whether an organization has been using recognized HIPAA cybersecurity best practices to comply with the HIPAA Security [...]

2020-12-22T11:02:16-05:00December 21st, 2020|

Dental Care Vendor Breach Affects 1 Million Patients

Dental Care Alliance announced a breach affecting hundreds of their clients. More details on the dental care vendor breach are discussed. What Caused the Dental Care Vendor Breach? Dental Care Alliance (DCA) provides practice support for 320 dental practices across 20 states. Recently, they announced that they had suffered a healthcare hack that allowed unauthorized access to their network. The dental care vendor breach is the second-largest breach [...]

2020-12-21T10:25:16-05:00December 18th, 2020|

2021 Healthcare Cybersecurity Outlook Bleak

According to a new study conducted by Black Book Market Research, healthcare breaches are likely to triple in the coming year. With the growing concern surrounding healthcare cybersecurity, the study as well as cybersecurity best practices are discussed below. 2020 State of Healthcare Cybersecurity Industry Report Discoveries The Black Book Market Research study, which surveyed 2,464 security professionals from 705 healthcare organizations, aimed at uncovering security gaps and [...]

2020-12-17T13:20:03-05:00December 17th, 2020|

Is Marketo HIPAA Compliant?

Marketo is a software provider that enables email marketing and lead management automation. But is Marketo HIPAA compliant? The answer is discussed below. Is Marketo HIPAA Compliant: Business Associate Agreement Under HIPAA a software provider is considered a business associate when a healthcare organization uses its platform in conjunction with protected health information (PHI). This includes the creation, storage, maintenance, receipt, and [...]

2020-12-22T10:28:21-05:00December 16th, 2020|
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