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HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

The Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $50,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  This is the first settlement involving a breach of unprotected […]

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Protected: Top EHR Security Best Practices

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Massachusetts provider settles HIPAA case for $1.5 million

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc. (collectively referred to as “MEEI”) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $1.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 […]

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Healthcare security learning game

ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) announces the release of its first Web-based security training module, CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice. The security training module uses a game format that requires users to respond to privacy and security challenges often faced in a typical small medical […]

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EHR 2.0 Celebrates National Health IT Week from September 10-14, 2012

  Health information technology improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, EHR 2.0 and others across the U.S. […]

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Meaningful Use Stage 2: Security Considerations

Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria beginning in 2014 has included several explicit and implicit security requirements which must be met by eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to qualify for incentive payments. Recommendations on Stage 2 criteria from the Health IT Policy Committee […]

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EHR 2.0 to participate in Health IT Fair on October 5th, 2012

As part of our ongoing commitment to the new graduates,  EHR 2.0 is proud to be part of the ecosystem that develops, nurtures and provides opportunities for future health IT professionals. EHR 2.0 strongly believes in providing opportunities for students graduating from new health IT program.  EHR 2.0 announces participation in the […]

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Cloud Storage Provider Dropbox Hacked

DROPBOX HAS BEEN HACKED… AGAIN Lot of healthcare organizations rely on cloud storage providers for storing digital images, medical transcription records and other sensitive patient related information.  Dropbox is one of the leading cloud storage provider leveraging Amazon S3 cloud storage services for storing data. However, dropbox […]

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Alaska Medicaid Settles HIPAA Security Case for $1,700,000

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), the State Medicaid agency, has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $1,700,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.  Alaska DHSS has […]

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OCR HIPAA Audit Program and Audit Protocol Update

Yesterday, OCR posted on its website the protocol used to conduct the audits required by the HITECH Act. The OCR HIPAA Audit program analyzes key processes, controls, and policies of selected covered entities pursuant to the HITECH Act audit requirement. OCR established a comprehensive audit protocol that […]

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