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Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients

Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients

A publication of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, Section 405(d) Task Group

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The HIPAA Security Rule establishes the requirements for protection of electronic patient health information. The safeguards identified are made up of three domains that include administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that need to be addressed. The technical safeguards as defined within 45 CFR §164.312 of the HIPAA Security Rule can be some of the most difficult to comprehend and implement for smaller Health Centers with lower levels of IT and security staffing. Resources and tools that help Health Centers better process and implement these security requirements are much...
Security Risk Assessment Overview Presentation and Templates for Health Centers Security Risk Assessment Overview Presentation and Templates for Health Centers

Security Risk Assessment Overview Presentation and Templates for Health Centers

A HITEQ Privacy & Security Resource - October 2018 updates for the ONC SRA tool

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To successfully attest, providers must conduct a security risk assessment (SRA), implement updates as needed, and correctly identify security deficiencies. By conducting an SRA regularly, providers can identify and document potential threats and vulnerabilities related to data security, and develop a plan of action to mitigate them.

Health Center Breach Awareness

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Breach Portal

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Healthcare providers have become a lucrative target for cyber criminals and many reported breaches are occuring at health centers. Since 2009, when the Department of Health and Human Services...
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