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Welcome New Customers

CompliancePro Solutions customers span many types of healthcare organizations including health systems, community and critical access hospitals, business associates, resellers to physician offices and ambulatory facilities, long term care facilities...

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3 Lessons Learned from a HIPAA Audit

Drawn from actual HIPAA audits, this article is a good overview of why privacy and security assessments, supporting documentation policy, best practice procedures and forms are so important. Author Carol Amick definitely points out ways to keep the...

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Microsoft Now Discourages Password Aging in Windows

It looks like the old “best practice” of requiring periodic password changes may finally be coming to an end. NIST was first to do this over a year ago. Now Microsoft is recommending against password aging in their latest Windows security baseline...

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Nearly 12 Million Patient Records Exposed by Quest Diagnostic Data Breach

One of the country’s largest blood testing companies, Quest Diagnostics, recently announced information from 11.9 million patients sent to a third party billing company has been breached, including Social Security numbers, financial information, and...

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PrivacyPro News

Rollout of PrivacyPro's Next Generation Platform

As has been previously announced in prior emails, development has been completed on a major new version of PrivacyPro. New versions of the following applications are available and are all based on the single, highly configurable, next generation platform...

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PrivacyPro Reference Library Updates

Many regulatory updates have been made for the period of February 19 – June 12, 2019. Highlights of the changes are as follows:

  • Changes to language and final actions for new Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington State breach and privacy laws.
  • The...
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Kelly McLendon Presenting at AHIA Webinar

June 20, 2019 1-2:00 PM EST

Kelly McLendon, Managing Director and Chief Privacy Officer at CompliancePro Solutions, will be presenting at a webinar on June 20 for the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA). The webinar, titled “Privacy and Security Current Events...

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The 5 Steps to HIPAA Compliance

The HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance Program

HIPAA compliance is recommended for all organizations that access, use, create, maintain, store or destroy PHI. Even organizations whose workforce may access Protected Health Information (PHI) in networks or applications within the environment in which...

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Webinar: The Importance of HIPAA Compliance and Tips on Navigating Complicated Regulations

Kelly McLendon recently presented a webinar on “The Importance of HIPAA Compliance and Tips on Navigating Complicated Regulations” for Stericycle and their clients.

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Email Breach at UConn Health

Data from 326,000 patients compromised

A recent breach from UConn Health, compromising personal data of more than 326,000 employees, was reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights earlier this year. The breach clearly illustrates the danger that e-mail accounts with PHI can pose. The...

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