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Password and Login Management

Take Notice... the Federal Guidelines have Changed!

In June 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued new guidelines related to passwords and management of user logins.  These new guidelines contained some surprising new recommendations and, in some cases, reversed prior...

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HHS Issues HIPAA Information in response to Hurricane Harvey

During severe disasters like Hurricane Harvey, questions often arise about the ability of entities covered by HIPAA to share information, including with friends and family, public health officials, and emergency personnel. While the HIPAA Privacy Rule...

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Donate to the HIRO Fund

The AHIMA Foundation’s Health Information Relief Operation (HIRO) Fund is an ongoing recovery source to assist communities of health information professionals whose lives have been severely disrupted by disaster. They hope that members will consider...

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Join us at AHIMA 2017

Privacy & Security Institute

October 7-8, 2017

CompliancePro Solutions along with our partner Primeau Consulting Group, are proud to once again be the Premier Sponsors of the AHIMA 2017 Privacy and Security Institute at the AHIMA Convention in...

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Malware

HIPAA Security Compliance 101 - Lesson 5

Are you Following the Best Practices for Malware?

What is Malware?

Malware = Malicious Software

It includes spyware, viruses, trojan horses, key-loggers, rootkits, and ransomware

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Cyber attack

HIPAA Security Compliance 101 - Lesson 4

HIPAA and the WannaCry Virus

If you’ve been following the news lately, no doubt you’ve heard or read about the recent cyber attack called WannaCry. WannaCry is a particular nasty type of malware known as “ransomware” which infects your computer and blocks access to your data until...

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Wireless

HIPAA Security Compliance 101 - Lesson 3

HIPAA Compliant Wireless Networks

We have received numerous inquires about what constitutes a HIPAA compliant wireless network. Here are our recommendations for physician offices and smaller medical facilities. Larger organizations may want to take further steps.

Following HIPAA...

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Disaster

HIPAA Security Compliance 101 - Lesson 2

HIPAA Compliant Disaster Recovery

HIPAA says you MUST have a Disaster Recovery Plan and an Emergency Mode Operations Plan, but gives limited advice about what should go into them.  These plans should be coordinated with your Backup Plan.

Typical Emergency Scenarios:

  • Internet access...
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Remote worker

W2 versus 1099: Privacy and Security Requirements for Remote Workers

We recently heard from a colleague discussing the upside and downside of working from home: “Sorry, no thanks! I’ll stay on the right side of the law. A surprising number of ‘remote’ workers are violating HIPAA and don’t have proper safeguards in place...

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Backup

HIPAA Security Compliance 101 - Lesson 1

HIPAA Compliant Backups

March 31st has been declared “World Backup Day.” While we’re sure this will be used by backup companies for marketing purposes, we recommend that all of our customers take a moment and think about whether their critical data is being securely backed...

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