Tag Archives: HIPAA violations

Chronology of HIPAA, HITECH & the Omnibus Rule – HALOCK

  Chronology of HIPAA, HITECH & the Omnibus Rule. By Chris Cronin, ISO 27001 Auditor, Partner HIPAA is a confusing regulation. Since its enactment on August 21, 1996, it has covered topics as diverse as insurance coverage of unemployed people, efficiency of health care administration, data security, and more recently the improvement of healthcare outcomes. HIPAA […]

OVER-SECURING PHI: A DANGEROUS HIPAA VIOLATION | What is reasonable?

By Chris Cronin, ISO 27001 Auditor, Partner Over-securing protected health information (PHI) means protecting the security of PHI so much that patient care or medical research becomes compromised. It may seem strange to hear this from a cyber security firm. After all, security is where HALOCK makes its living. But if your security controls take priority […]

COMMON HIPAA VIOLATIONS THAT ARE EASY TO FIX

THE HIPAA ‘DIRTY DOZEN’ – FIND OUT ABOUT THE MOST COMMON HIPAA VIOLATIONSBy Tod Ferran, CISSP, QSA Time and time again we see many common HIPAA issues arise in both large and small entities. We’ve compiled a list of the most common HIPAA issues that can lead to violations that we see in the field […]