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40% of #healthcare providers respond that their group has not completed a #HIPAA Security Risk Analysis in the last calendar year, DON’T let that be you!! Let SPHER help, schedule a #SRA consultation with our team today at 310-436-8585. #BecausePrivacyMatters#SPHERKnows
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Working in health care tech adds another layer of complexity and possible stress to your job. Every organization tries its best to safeguard the data of its clients and employees, but there are extra steps one must go through if that data involves personally identifiable information (PII) of patients. Thankfully for St. Petersburg area residents, The Vine IT has extensive experience helping health care organizations manage and protect that data: http://bit.ly/2OsrHjT .
#inspn - Lige Hensley, CEO with Invoke Learning will give a presentation on Artificial Intelligence: Applications in Healthcare and Security at the InSPN (Indiana Security & Privacy Network) quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 2nd from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mr. Hensley is a 25-year industry veteran with experience in a wide array of industries including manufacturing, education, healthcare, entertainment, defense, and finance. He is a 2017 Gartner Data & Analytics award winner with numerous articles and presentations (such as Google Next and Amazon re:Invent) on real-world applications of Artificial Intelligence.
In late 2018 he left his position as CTO for one of the largest college's in the U.S. to found Invoke Learning. Invoke provides a unique data analysis platform that utilizes AI technology to quickly provide real insights to complex problems.
This week’s podcast guest is Chiropractor, Jeff Brown. He’s a co-founder of HIPAAMATE, a software that simplifies HIPAA and makes compliance fast. Learn more about Hipaamate by listening to the episode on Spotify and by clicking the link in our bio!
#inspn - David Scott with BD (Becton Dickinson) will give a presentation on Medical Device Security at the InSPN (Indiana Security & Privacy Network) quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 2nd from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
David is a cybersecurity subject matter expert for BD’s Medication Management Solutions business unit.
David joined BD in 2012 as a Product Security Officer for BD’s Pyxis and Alaris technologies and continues to focus on cybersecurity of medical devices and critical infrastructure technologies.
David has over 20 years of leadership in various areas of public and private sector technology management, with a focus on cybersecurity, medical device security, information warfare, and technology experimentation.
He is a published columnist, keynote speaker, and contributing member of AAMI, HIMSS, ISC2, ISACA, and other technology standards organizations.
Tech Tip Tuesday
Why should you buy your Hardware through HTI?
HTI have been in the IT dental industry for over 20 years. We know what hardware you need to work for your software. We also know when you purchase new hardware is an investment in your business. We specially design systems with memory for future upgrades of your dental practice management software.
That statement is totally false, but made me crack up 😂, especially after a week of conducting my agency’s mandatory HIPAA/HITECH trainings to prevent harm to the individuals we serve. My favorite part of the training is when staff and I take turns reading aloud actual court cases of extreme HIPAA violations that unfortunately resulted in numerous identity theft victims and fraudulent spending. Rightfully so, the HIPAA violators were sentenced serious consequences including jail time and steep fines. I validate staff’s reaction, as they gasp with disbelief that someone could actually do such a thing. However, I made a point that such unauthorized, unethical, illegal access and use of individuals protected identifiable information (PII) and/or protected health information (PHI) is more common than one would think. I further make up pseudo “close to home” examples that could occur within their own program, for the purposes of personal gain, commercial advantage, malicious harm, or simple curiosity.
Another driving force of my training is the expectancy of professional code of conduct, which includes being mindful of what you post on social media. Being an active participant of social media myself, I encourage others who use social media handles to express themselves authentically. While at the same time, do not disclose any confidential PII/PHI or “bad mouth” clients while posting about the awful day you had at work. This could ultimately cause harm to those you serve and negatively impact you, and the agency/program you represent.
How do you enforce HIPAA privacy and confidentiality compliance at your workplace or practice? 🔐🙋🏻♀️
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At least 50 employees, including nurses, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, have been fired after allegedly improperly reviewing Empire actor Jussie Smollett's medical records.
👉 Full story at the link in our bio, Instagram story or at this link 👉 https://nurse.org/articles/smollett-hospital-workers-fired/
Most medical offices and professionals understand what HIPAA involves and what it could cost if HIPAA is violated.
A lot of these same medical practices don't understand that business associates (vendors) such as IT service providers are also required to be HIPAA compliant when working in their practice.
The Cost of a HIPAA violation could mean a $50,000 fine, loss of license and even jail time.
Is your medical office HIPAA compliant?
Focus on what you can change! Do you ever turn on the news and turn it right back off? With our culture of being inundated with news 24/7 it can be overwhelming and easy to focus on all the bad things in the world. The beautiful thing about our society though is that we as individuals can all play a big part in making a change in the world. We try to stay clear of political talk here, but when it crosses the line becomes a moral problem, it is time to speak up. We are talking about our major concerns about the federal government’s proposed changes to HIPAA and all of our patient rights being at stake. In America we have HIPAA(the health insurance portability and accountability act) to standardize and protect the privacy, security, and electronic exchange of health information. There are specific areas that are being changed and they are not in our favor as patients: 1 your doctor may be required to release your information to other doctors without your consent. 2. Your private and sensitive health info about genetic information, mental health, and substance abuse could be shared with family and friends without your consent. 3. Your right to knowing who is getting your health information may be limited. 4. Getting a copy of your rights and how to enforce them may be at stake. Our rights could be taken away, but the good news is that today you have a chance to stop this! Until February 12th you can fill out the Office of Civil Rights Request for Information and our recommendations will be taken into account while the rule changes are being made. Our answers will guide what rules they remove, propose, and how they are written! I have a link in my bio where you can learn more about the proposed HIPAA changes and how to go about filling out the request for information that will stay there until February 12th. This is our opportunity to be the change we want to see in our world! #servicepuppiper#opietheservicedog#servicedogintraining#hipaa#vizsla#vizslapuppy#wirehairedvizsla#bethechange