The Latest News on Security, Privacy & Compliance
There are several privacy, security and compliance topics making headlines and trending across the healthcare IT industry. Industry experts are predicting what 2017 will bring for the industry, HIMSS17 is quickly approaching and CynergisTek was acquired by Auxilio. Read our latest newsletter to catch up on some of the top headlines from around the industry and at CynergisTek.
CynergisTek Acquired by Auxilio

CynergisTek recently joined the Auxilio Inc. family and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Effective immediately the other security subsidiaries of Auxilio, Redspin and Delphiis Technologies, will be integrated into CynergisTek to provide expanded capabilities. We are looking forward to continued growth and expansion of our services due to the additional resources of Auxilio and with the additions of Redspin and Delphiis.
 


Time for Enlightened Leadership on IT Security in 2017

Mac McMillan's recent blog post in Healthcare Informatics calls for healthcare leadership to make security a priority in 2017 and predicts continued threats and cyber events this year.


A 2017 Forecast for HIPAA Enforcement

In this blog post, David Holtzman describes his predictions for OCR's activities in 2017, including HIPAA enforcement activities, HIPAA audit program and rulemaking.


Infographic: 2017 Healthcare Security Outlook

What will 2017 bring for healthcare security? We produced an infographic highlighting a few areas that we believe will be at the forefront of the industry this year: ransomware; medical device security; security workforce shortage; and cloud, IoT and mobile device security.
 

CynergisTek's HIMSS17 Activities

Once again, we will be participating in the HIMSS17 Annual Conference. We will be hosting two booths at the exhibition, and our executive team will be presenting two educational sessions. Click here to schedule a meeting with one of our team members.  We hope to meet you in Orlando! 
   

$475,000 HIPAA Penalty for Delayed Breach Notification

OCR recently settled an enforcement action with Presence Health for failing to notify over 800 patients affected by a breach involving lost paper records. In this article, David Holtzman describes the steps covered entities and business associates should take to better respond to a data breach.


New Year, Same Challenges

In this blog post, John Nye recommends a few back-to-basics security practices that organizations should consider implementing as we begin a new year.
   

OCR Issues Guidance Emphasizing Importance of Audit Controls

This blog post by David Holtzman explains recent guidance published by OCR concerning the audit controls standard and how organizations can ensure that they are meeting these standards.
 

Upcoming Educational Events
CynergisTek executives are speaking at several conferences during the first few months of 2017, including HCCA regional events, HIMSS17 and the HCCA Compliance Institute. CynergisTek is also continuing to provide our free HIPAA Privacy and Security Workshops across the nation, and we are debuting topic-specific workshops (privacy, research and cybersecurity) in 2017. Click here for more details on all upcoming educational events.

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