The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Ep. 79: Know The Rules! Social Media – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Social Media – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly … Without guidance from Health and Human Services, it can be difficult to know how to navigate the healthcare social media rules. Providers, agencies, and brands need to create informative, engaging social content. At the same time, you need to follow industry rules and regulations. […]

Ep. 77: Know The Rules! Passwords and Passphrases

Why Does It Matter? The Administrative Safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule requires Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates(BAs) to: Implement procedures for creating, changing and safeguarding passwords [For details see: Security Awareness and Training, §164.308(a)(5)]. Make sure you create and regularly use strong passwords (i.e. usually 10 characters or more and includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters […]

Security Incidents vs Breaches

Ep. 76: Know The Rules! Security Incidents vs Breaches

Difference between Security Incidents vs Breaches Today, I am going to discuss the differences between security incidents vs breaches for you. First, allow me to set the stage with definitions to provide some clarification. What are Security Incidents? HIPAA defines security incidents as attempted or successful unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification, or destruction of information […]